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
February 3, 1998

January streamflow in the Potomac River at Washington, DC, and total flow into the Chesapeake Bay were the second-highest on record, exceeded only by flows in January, 1996, according to the U. S.Geological Survey (USGS). The generally wetter-than normal conditions increase the likelihood of flooding from storms that may follow.

USGS
December 9, 1997

About half the high nitrate concentrations in nontidal streams and rivers that contribute to the decline of fish populations in Chesapeake Bay come from underground sources, according to research findings presented by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) today (Dec 9. 1997).

USGS
December 1, 1997

A poster produced from satellite images of the Chesapeake Bay watershed will aid a multi-state effort to restore and manage the Bay’s resources, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
November 26, 1997

Model trains will be on track and circling the auditorium of the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston during the holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 19, 22, 23, and 24. Friends and neighbors are invited to:

USGS
October 8, 1997

Analysis of Chesapeake Bay sediment cores collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies (CEES) indicates that some of the sediment samples dating back hundreds or thousands of years contain Pfiesteria-like organisms and other microbes. 

USGS
September 29, 1997

A very light earthquake, preliminary magnitude 2.5 according to the U.S. Geological Survey, occurred at 1:45 p.m. EDT today in Manassas, Va., 25 miles west of Washington, D.C.

USGS
September 26, 1997

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other federal and state agencies involved in Chesapeake Baystudies are working together to understand the delivery of nutrients from the land into the Bay and the relationship of nutrients to Pfiesteria-like organisms and ultimately fish health.

USGS
August 19, 1997

The U.S. Geological Survey isn’t the kind of place where you’d expect to find a crying need for tennis balls, but one of the agency’s cartographers is begging for the fuzzy green orbs; a ritual he goes through every three years.

USGS
August 15, 1997

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is working with scientists from George Mason University and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to collect a water sample from the Pocomoke River and analyze the sample for a variety of commonly used pesticides.

USGS
August 1, 1997

Total river flow into the Chesapeake Bay was about 16.2 billion gallons per day (bgd) in July, 31 percent below the normal inflow for July (23.4 bgd), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The long-term average is based on 47 years of information.

USGS
July 8, 1997

Potomac River flow near Washington, D.C., was well above normal in June at 7.3 billion gallons per day (bgd), one and one-half times the normal flow for this time of year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

USGS
May 27, 1997

Several dozen scientists will gather in Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday (May 27-28) to compare results on efforts to better understand environmental change in the Chesapeake Bay by looking at both current trends and geologic evidence of past changes.

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