Unified Interior Regions

West Virginia

West Virginia is located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States and is the 41st largest by area and the 38th most populous of the 50 United States. The state is noted for its mountains, as well as its historic logging and coal mining industries, It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

11 Dunbar Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: (304) 347-5130
Fax: (304) 347-5133

VA WV Water

Leetown Science Center

Leetown Science Center

11649 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Phone: 304 724-4400

Leetown SC

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USGS
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).

US Topo map of the Cass, West Virginia quadrangle, March 2014.
April 24, 2014

US Topo maps now have a crisper, cleaner design - enhancing readability of maps for online and printed use. Map symbols are easier to read over the digital aerial photograph layer whether the imagery is turned on or off. Improvements to symbol definitions (color, line thickness, line symbols, area fills), layer order, and annotation fonts are additional features of this supplemental release.

USGS
April 16, 2014

Great Lakes fish in the salmon family that rely on the fish “alewife” as part of their diet face a major obstacle in restoring naturally reproducing populations, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research published in the journal Fish and Shellfish Immunology.

USGS
April 9, 2014

Oyster aquaculture in the Potomac River estuary could result in significant improvements to water quality, according to a new NOAA and U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Aquatic Geochemistry.

USGS
December 6, 2012

Charleston, W.Va. -- The quality of West Virginia's groundwater is generally good, according to a recent 10-year U.S. Geological Survey study, the most comprehensive assessment of West Virginia's groundwater quality to date.  In the majority of cases, raw, untreated groundwater samples met primary drinking-water criteria meant for finished, supplied drinking water.   

USGS science for a changing world logo
August 23, 2011

The Marcellus Shale contains about 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas and 3.4 billion barrels of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas liquids according to a new assessment by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). 

USGS science for a changing world logo
June 10, 2011

"Fishing is hard work!" declared derby participant Ellen, a student in Jefferson County Public Schools.On Friday, June 3, about 45 children with special needs enjoyed a day of fishing in Leetown. With smiles of anticipation, the children arrived -- some with parents and skilled caregivers in tow – at a bucolic pond nestled on the grounds of a research center on West Virginia’s panhandle. 

USGS
December 18, 2008

U.S. Geological Survey Deputy Director Robert Doyle has been selected as a Distinguished recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a prestigious award that commends outstanding leadership and long-term accomplishments.

USGS
December 28, 2006

A study of private water wells in reclaimed surface-coal-mining areas of the northern and central Appalachians shows that traces of mining-related contaminants persist in some wells, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced.

USGS science for a changing world logo
December 28, 2006

A study of private water wells in reclaimed surface-coal-mining areas of the northern and central Appalachians shows that traces of mining-related contaminants persist in some wells, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced. These contaminants typically decreased to background levels at distances 1,000 feet or more from surface coal mines and in wells deeper than 150 feet.

USGS science for a changing world logo
August 8, 2006

A report published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contains a regional map and an associated database that inventory 36 locations of reported natural asbestos and fibrous amphibole occurrences in the central United States.

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

Virginia - West Virginia Water Science Center

11 Dunbar Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Phone: (304) 347-5130
Fax: (304) 347-5133

VA WV Water

Leetown Science Center

Leetown Science Center

11649 Leetown Road
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Phone: 304 724-4400

Leetown SC