Unified Interior Regions

Virginia

Virginia has a total area of 42,774.2 square miles, including 3,180.13 square miles of water, making it the 35th-largest state by area. The Chesapeake Bay separates the contiguous portion of the Commonwealth from the two-county peninsula of its Eastern Shore. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay.

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

1730 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: (804) 261-2600
Fax: (804) 261-2657

VA WV Water

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Image: House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake<br />

House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake

Damage to a house in Louisa County, Virginia, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake on August 23, 2011.

Image: House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake<br />

House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake

Damage to a house in Louisa County, Virginia, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake on August 23, 2011.

Image: House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake<br />

House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake

Chimney damage to a house in Louisa County, Virginia, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake on August 23, 2011.

Image: House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake<br />

House Damage from 2011 Central Virginia Earthquake

Damage to a house in Louisa County, Virginia, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake on August 23, 2011.

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April 12, 2021

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use; 1971–2017

This data set contains supplemental aggregates data for the USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume II—Area Reports: Domestic. It contains data for the years 1971 through 2017 and replaces the discrete construction aggregate tables that were included in the individual State chapters prior to 2014. It contains

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December 18, 2018

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4). General Permit VAR 04012. Reporting Year: July 1, 2016 throught June 30, 2017.

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December 18, 2018

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) 2018

General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems General Permit Number VAR040126, USGS. November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2023.

An image of Lick Run, Roanoke, Virginia, with background watershed map.

Live WebCam Video of Lick Run at Washington Park, Roanoke, Virginia

A webcam is installed at Lick Run in Washington Park, Roanoke, Virginia allowing you to view river-stage conditions in real time. The camera is operated in cooperation with the City of Roanoke.

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USGS science for a changing world logo
March 15, 2001

 

March will mark the beginning of a new field season for scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperators who will begin drilling a second core hole into an impact structure created 35 million years ago when an asteroid or comet slammed into the ocean near the present-day mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

USGS
March 15, 2001

March will mark the beginning of a new field season for scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperators who will begin drilling a second core hole into an impact structure created 35 million years ago when an asteroid or comet slammed into the ocean near the present-day mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

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January 29, 2001

Environmental clean-up crews are working this morning to determine the size of an oil release that occurred at the U.S. Geological Survey Headquarters in Reston, Va., early this morning.

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January 29, 2001

Environmental clean-up crews are working this morning to determine the size of an oil release that occurred at the U.S. Geological Survey Headquarters in Reston, Va., early this morning.

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January 5, 2001

 

In 2000, the average streamflow into the Chesapeake Bay was 42.2 bgd (billion gallons per day), which is 16 percent below the long-term average, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Baltimore, Maryland. 

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November 27, 2000

The U.S. Geological Survey’s 12th Annual Holiday Train Show is a treat you won’t want to miss! Once again the public is invited to join the fun of watching model trains zip past miniature towns, tiny farms and even an active volcano. Come to the USGS in Reston, Va. to see this one-of-a-kind event that will become a holiday favorite.

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September 5, 2000

This summer the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been drilling a deep hole inside the edge of a 56-mile-wide impact crater created 35 million years ago when an asteroid or comet slammed into the ocean near the present-day mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. 

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July 27, 2000

This summer, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is drilling a big hole in NASA’s backyard. As it turns out, NASA Langley at Hampton, Va., sits near the edge of a 51-mile-wide impact crater created 35 million years ago when a meteor or comet slammed into the ocean near the present-day mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

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April 20, 2000

U.S. Sen. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.) will visit Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,400-acre oasis in the middle of heavily developed Hybla Valley near Alexandria in Fairfax County, Va.

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April 17, 2000

On May 11, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center in Reston, Va., will serve as a public viewing site for a nationwide satellite broadcast on GIS in Public Health: Using Mapping and Spatial Analysis Technologies for Health Protection.

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April 3, 2000

U.S. Geological Survey volunteers are installing five new Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) throughout the USGS National Center in Reston to assist visitors and employees in case of cardiac arrest. The program is a first-of-its-kind in the federal system because volunteer employees are trained in the use of the AED and will be the first responders.

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December 13, 1999

Train enthusiasts! Science fans! Students! Teachers! Families! Young and the young-at-heart! The U.S. Geological Survey invites everyone to attend the 11th annual holiday model train showcase and science exhibition at its headquarters in Reston, Virginia. Bring your family and friends to this one-of-a-kind event that will become a holiday favorite.

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

1730 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: (804) 261-2600
Fax: (804) 261-2657

VA WV Water