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
April 22, 1999

U.S. Geological Survey Director Charles G. Groat and Chief Geologist P. Patrick Leahy will join leaders from the local and earth science communities in the grand reopening of the USGS Library at the National Center in Reston, Virginia on Tuesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm

USGS
April 5, 1999

During March, river flow into the Chesapeake Bay and flow in the Potomac River averaged about 70% of the long-term average flow rate, according to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

USGS
March 1, 1999

At the end of February 1998, streamflow in the Potomac River at Washington, DC, and total freshwater inflow to the Chesapeake Bay were the highest on record, at about 39.9 billion gallons per day (bgd) and 152.4 bgd, respectively, according to the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS
February 17, 1999

Dr. Terry W. Offield, recently retired geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA, died Feb.5, of complications following open heart surgery at Fairfax Hospital. A resident of Reston, VA, he was 65.

USGS
December 21, 1998

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) needs volunteers to help with Visitors Center activities at its National Center headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

USGS
December 8, 1998

From evidence of exotic nutria damage to wetlands to above average sea level rise, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is a complex and compelling scientific challenge. 

USGS
December 1, 1998

Tracing the pathways and concentrations of contaminants in large rivers like the Mississippi tells an interesting story of how human activities affect the quality of water in large and complex river systems.

USGS
November 30, 1998

It’s the holiday season! Imagine a huge room filled with model trains chugging through to-scale towns, tunnels, and trestles. This picture can become a reality if you visit the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Virginia, during its holiday TRAIN A-TRACK-TION, back by popular demand.

USGS
November 2, 1998

Four months of dry weather are having a strong effect on freshwater inflow to the Chesapeake Bay, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

USGS
October 24, 1998

Evidence found by a team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists suggesting that the temperature of the Chesapeake Bay has increased over the past 400 years will be presented by paleontologist Dr. Stacey Verardo at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America scheduled for Oct. 25-29 in Toronto, Canada.

USGS
October 24, 1998

A large meteorite plummeted into the western Atlantic Ocean about 35 million years ago, creating the 120-km wide Chesapeake Bay impact crater [Geology (Boulder), 22 (8), p. 691-694].

USGS
October 21, 1998

Preliminary data from the U.S. Geological Survey indicates that the magnitude 3.3 earthquake that occurred today at 1:57 am Eastern Daylight Time near Farmville in central Virginia was focused at a depth of about 5 km beneath a fault-bounded basin of Triassic age (190-225 million years) known as the Farmville basin.

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