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
August 2, 1996

Potomac River flow, Chesapeake Bay freshwater inflow, and ground-water levels were well above normal in July, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
July 22, 1996

The total freshwater inflow to the Bay through June of this year (18,100 billion gallons) has already exceeded the entire freshwater inflow to the Bay during 1995 (15,300 billion gallons) according to the U.S.Geological Survey.

USGS
June 20, 1996

MONOCACY RIVER - NEW ALL TIME HIGH BREAKS HURRICANE AGNES RECORD

USGS
June 10, 1996

Total freshwater inflow to the Chesapeake Bay was 101 billion gallons per day (bgd) in May, 60 percent above the normal inflow for May (63 bgd) and the third highest May on record, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
June 7, 1996

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was 18.7 billion gallons per day (bgd) in May, nearly twice the average flow for May of 9.8 bgd according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
March 7, 1996

William R. Walker, of Blacksburg, Va., internationally recognized water-resources engineer and educator, will be presented the U.S. Geological Survey’s John Wesley Powell Award for Citizen Achievement at the Ninth Annual Virginia Water Conference, at the Ingleside Resort, in Staunton, Va., Tues., Mar. 12, 1996.

USGS
March 5, 1996

Flow of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., was above normal in February, continuing the trend of above normal flow that began in January in response to snow and rain, according to hydrologists at the U.S. Geological Survey. 

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