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In January 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its cooperative partners formed the Great Valley Water-Resources Science Forum. The purpose of the Forum is to enhance the regional integration of USGS Science Programs to address the availability, vulnerability and quality of ground water in the Great Valley of the eastern United States. The Forum includes representatives of the USGS, universities, state and local agencies and Public interest groups from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The Forum will focus its initial efforts in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, and contiguous areas of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Mary M. Henkel Hall at Shenandoah University
In recent years this area has experienced rapid growth along the I-81 corridor and the eastern margin of the Valley.  Increased development of these predominantly rural counties is expected to continue as new residents commute to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  This growth has the potential to profoundly influence the region’s land, water, and biological resources. Regional and local resource managers have real concerns over the region’s ability to sustain future growth.  Current resource-management concerns center on the sustainability and vulnerability of the region’s water resources and their ability to provide a reliable long-term water supply.

January 14, 2003 Meeting at Shenandoah University


May 14, 2003 Meeting at Shenandoah University


December 3, 2003 Meeting at Shenandoah University


May 5, 2004 Meeting at Shenandoah University


November 17, 2004 Meeting at Shenandoah University


May 5, 2005 Meeting at USGS Leetown Science Center


December 14, 2005 Meeting at Shenandoah University


November 15, 2006 Meeting at Shenandoah University


October 7, 2009 Meeting at Shenandoah University


September 16, 2010 Meeting at NCTC Shepherdstown


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