Virginia Water Science Center
USGS IN YOUR STATE
USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.
For more than 100 years, USGS has been collecting
information on Virginia’s water resources and conducting hydrologic
investigations in cooperation with State, Local, and Federal agencies.
USGS personnel in Virginia operate stream gages, observation well
networks, and water-quality monitoring stations to provide reliable
scientific information needed to make informed management decisions.
We also conduct interpretive investigations of specific
water-resources problems. Much of this work is jointly funded by State
and Local agencies. Depending on the availability of funds, USGS can
match up to 50 percent of the project costs.
location and directions
Water Science Center fact sheets
Discipline Liaison for Virginia
The USGS serves the Nation by providing
reliable scientific information to
- describe and understand the Earth;
- minimize loss of life and property
from natural disasters;
- manage water, biological, energy,
and mineral resources; and
- enhance and protect our quality of
USGS Science Plan 2007 - 2017
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