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Year Published: 2007

Water-Use Estimates for West Virginia, 2004

This study estimates the quantity of surface water and ground water used within West Virginia. About 4,787 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn from West Virginia surface-water and ground-water sources in 2004, with about 4,641 Mgal/d (97 percent) from surface-water sources and about 146 Mgal/d (3 percent) from ground water...

Atkins, John T.
Water-Use Estimates for West Virginia, 2004; 2007; OFR; 2007-1038; Atkins, John T., Jr.

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Year Published: 2007

Relation of Chlorofluorocarbon Ground-Water Age Dates to Water Quality in Aquifers of West Virginia

The average apparent age of ground water in fractured-bedrock aquifers in West Virginia was determined using chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) dating methods. Since the introduction of CFC gases as refrigerants in the late 1930s, atmospheric concentrations have increased until production ceased in the mid-1990s. CFC dating methods are based on production...

Kurt, J.; Kozar, Mark D.
Relation of Chlorofluorocarbon Ground-Water Age Dates to Water Quality in Aquifers of West Virginia; 2007; SIR; 2006-5221; McCoy; Kurt J.; Kozar, Mark D.

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Year Published: 2006

A Reconnaissance for Emerging Contaminants in the South Branch Potomac River, Cacapon River, and Williams River Basins, West Virginia, April-October 2004

In 2003 a team of scientists from West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the U. S. Geological Survey found a high incidence of an intersex condition, oocytes in the testes, among smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in the South Branch Potomac River and the Cacapon River of West Virginia, indicating the possible presence of endocrine-...

Chambers, Douglas B.; Leiker, Thomas J.
A Reconnaissance for Emerging Contaminants in the South Branch Potomac River, Cacapon River, and Williams River Basins, West Virginia, April-October 2004; 2006; OFR; 2006-1393; Chambers, Douglas B.; Leiker, Thomas J.

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Year Published: 2006

Ground-water quality in unmined areas and near reclaimed surface coal mines in the northern and central Appalachian coal regions, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Findings are presented from investigations during 1996-1998 by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Ground-water quality in 58 wells downgradient of reclaimed surface coal mines is compared to ground-water quality from 25 wells in unmined areas (background concentrations) in the bituminous coal fields of the...

McAuley, Steven D.; Kozar, Mark D.
Ground-Water Quality in Unmined Areas and Near Reclaimed Surface Coal Mines in the Northern and Central Appalachian Coal Regions, Pennsylvania and West Virginia; 2006; SIR; 2006-5059; McAuley, Steven D.; Kozar, Mark D.

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Year Published: 2006

Hydrogeology, Aquifer Geochemistry, and Ground-Water Quality in Morgan County, West Virginia

Private and public wells throughout Morgan County, W. Va., were tested to determine aquifer hydraulic, geochemical, and water-quality characteristics. The entire study area is located in the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province, a region of complex geologic structure and lithology. Aquifers in the study area are characterized by thin to thick...

Boughton, Carol J.; McCoy, Kurt J.
Hydrogeology, Aquifer Geochemistry, and Ground-Water Quality in Morgan County, West Virginia; 2006; SIR; 2006-5198; Boughton, Carol J.; McCoy, Kurt J.

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Year Published: 2006

Base-flow yields of watersheds in the Berkeley County area, West Virginia

Base-flow yields at approximately 50 percent of the annual mean ground-water recharge rate were estimated for watersheds in the Berkeley County area, W.Va. These base-flow yields were determined from two sets of discharge measurements made July 25-28, 2005, and May 4, 2006. Two sections of channel along Opequon Creek had net flow losses that are...

Evaldi, Ronald D.; Paybins, Katherine S.
Base-flow yields of watersheds in the Berkeley County area, West Virginia; 2006; DS; 216; Evaldi, Ronald D.; Paybins, Katherine S.

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Year Published: 2006

Channel gains and losses in the Opequon Creek watershed of West Virginia, July 25-28, 2005

Discharge measurements were made during July 25-28, 2005, in streams and springs and at a wastewater-treatmentplant outfall in the Opequon Creek watershed of West Virginia to describe surface-water resources during low-flow. The greatest spring discharge measured was 6,460 gallons per minute, but 11 of 31 springs inspected were not flowing. Stream...

Evaldi, Ronald D.; Paybins, Katherine S.
Channel gains and losses in the Opequon Creek watershed of West Virginia, July 25-28, 2005; 2006; DS; 179; Evaldi, Ronald D.; Paybins, Katherine S.

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Year Published: 2001

Reconnaissance of Stream Geomorphology, Low Streamflow, and Stream Temperature in the Mountaintop Coal-Mining Region, Southern West Virginia, 1999-2000

The effects of mountaintop removal coal mining and the valley fills created by this mining method in southern West Virginia were investigated by comparing data collected at valley-fill, mined, and unmined sites. Bed material downstream of valley-fill sites had a greater number of particles less than 2 millimeters and a smaller median particle size...

Wiley, Jeffrey B.; Evaldi, Ronald D.; Eychaner, James H.; Chambers, Douglas B.
Reconnaissance of Stream Geomorphology, Low Streamflow, and Stream Temperature in the Mountaintop Coal-Mining Region, Southern West Virginia, 1999-2000; 2001; WRI; 2001-4092; Wiley, Jeffrey B.; Evaldi, Ronald D.; Eychaner, James H.; Chambers, Douglas B.

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Year Published: 1995

Water use in West Virginia, 1990

This fact sheet describes the results of a water-use study for West Virginia that was conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES), as part of the National Water-Use Information Program of the USGS. The national program is based on Federal and State cooperative...

Wheeler, Judith C.
Water use in West Virginia, 1990; 1995; FS; 033-94; Wheeler, Judith C.

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Year Published: 1990

National water summary 1987: Hydrologic events and water supply and use

Water use in the United States, as measured by freshwater withdrawals in 1985, averaged 338,000 Mgal/d (million gallons per day), which is enough water to cover the 48 conterminous States to a depth of about 2.4 inches. Only 92,300 Mgal/d, or 27.3 percent of the water withdrawn, was consumptive use and thus lost to immediate further use; the...

Carr, Jerry E.; Chase, Edith B.; Paulson, Richard W.; Moody, David W.
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National water summary 1987: hydrologic events and water supply and use; 1990; WSP; 2350; Carr, Jerry E.; Chase, Edith B.; Paulson, Richard W.; Moody, David W.

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USGS
June 29, 2015

Interior Department’s Northeast Climate Science Center has released a report today synthesizing the latest information on the vulnerability of species and ecosystems to climate change in a 22-state region in the Northeast and Midwest U.S.

USGS
May 11, 2015

Mountaintop mining is reducing the number of forest-dependent songbirds in areas adjacent to reclaimed mining sites while increasing the number of shrubland-dependent birds, according to a recent study in Landscape Ecology. 

USGS
April 21, 2015

A recent study comparing historic water quality from the Monongahela River Basin in West Virginia found little change in the groundwater and few changes in the surface water samples, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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March 25, 2015

Appalachian coal and petroleum resources are still available in sufficient quantities to contribute significantly to fulfilling the nation’s energy needs, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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January 9, 2015

A year after the January 9, 2014 chemical spill on the Elk River that affected the drinking water of 300,000 Charleston area residents, scientists continue to provide new information to increase understanding of the chemicals in the spill and how they traveled through the water system.  

USGS
December 18, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) is awarding nearly $700,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change.

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July 1, 2014

Appalachian streams impacted by mountaintop mining have less than half as many fish species and about a third as many fish as non-impacted streams, according to U.S. Geological Survey research published this week in the journal Freshwater Science.

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June 25, 2014

On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in the eastern United States naturally store 300 million tons of carbon a year (1,100 million tons of CO2 equivalent).