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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USGS
October 10, 2018

Internship: Geomorphic influence on resilience of tidal freshwater...

Geomorphic influence on resilience of tidal freshwater wetlands to sea level rise

Summary: Want to conduct collaborative eco-geomorphic research at the forefront of climate change impacts? We have a novel landscape-scale ecosystem experiment, using two adjacent tidal rivers with a 9x difference in watershed sediment loads, to determine how sediment availability

USGS
May 14, 2019

Draft Final MS4 Program Plan National Center

Program Plan Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit VAR 040126 Effective Date: November 1, 2018 Expiration Date: October 31, 2023

USGS
October 10, 2018

Internship: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes Affecting...

Physical, Chemical, and Biological Processes Affecting the Retention and Release of Organic Contaminants in Fractured Rock Aquifers

Summary: Physical, chemical, and biological processes control the retention and release of organic contaminants in the matrix of fractured sedimentary rocks and affect the longevity of groundwater contamination and the design of

USGS
May 14, 2019

Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan National Center

Chesapeake Bay TMDL Action Plan General Permit VAR 040126 Effective Date: November 1, 2018 Expiration Date: October 31, 2023

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USGS
October 4, 1999

While sulfur levels (an indicator of acidity) in rain and streams have declined at locations in Maine, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the alkalinity of stream water has not recovered at sites in four of the five states according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior.

USGS
September 23, 1999

While much of eastern North Carolina remains under water, U.S. Geological Survey scientists and hydrologic technicians are boating over rooftops, submerged cars, and bridges and roads topped by deep water to collect data and determine the amount of environmental damage done by Hurricane Floyd’s heavy rains.

USGS
September 17, 1999

Torrential rains from Hurricane Floyd have resulted in widespread flooding in southeast Virginia. Flooding along the Blackwater River in Southampton County is extensive, and river stage is still rising at the streamgage operated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) near the town of Franklin.

USGS
September 16, 1999

Heavy rains have occurred as Floyd moved into eastern and central Virginia. Currently, streamflows in some rivers in southeastern Virginia are already above flood stage. These include the Meherrin, Nottoway, and Blackwater Rivers. Numerous smaller streams in these areas are also causing local flooding.

USGS
September 10, 1999

While Hurricane Dennis is little more than a soggy memory, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are hard at work trying to understand how the storm changed the landscape of beaches along the Virginia and Carolina coasts.

USGS
August 4, 1999

A new low-flow record was set in Brandywine Creek, where the 67.2 million gallons per day (mgd) was the lowest average daily flow in July since the flow became regulated in 1973 by Marsh Creek Reservoir.

USGS
August 2, 1999

As crops wither, power plants try to manage overloads, and rivers and streams dwindle to mere trickles, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey are monitoring what could become this century’s worst drought. Such data is used by cities, counties, states and the federal government to plan for water shortages and to determine if similar problems can be avoided in the future.

USGS
July 30, 1999

Media briefing on current drought conditions in the Mid-Atlantic region including Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

USGS
July 16, 1999

USGS Director Charles Groat and USGS Science Camp kids will remove invasive purple loosestrife and replant the native plant blazing star on the grounds of the USGS Headquarters.

USGS
July 7, 1999

No, not another meteor disaster movie, but something left a big impression in the Chesapeake Bay.

USGS
June 17, 1999

French Government and USGS invite Media to tour research ship and glimpse new HoverProbe craft

USGS
June 3, 1999

All-time record low river flows into the Chesapeake Bay were recorded for May, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Flow into the bay has been below average for the last 10 months. Average daily freshwater inflow to the Chesapeake Bay in May was about 29.1 billion gallons per day (bgd), which is about 46 percent of the long-term average (62.6 bgd).

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