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Virginia Water Science Center

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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. WashingtonOregonCaliforniaIdahoNevadaMontanaWyomingUtahColoradoArizonaNew MexicoNorth DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisiana Wisconsin IllinoisMississippiMichiganIndianaOhioKentuckyTennesseeAlabamaPennsylvaniaWest VirginiaGeorgiaFloridaCaribbeanAlaskaHawaiiNew YorkVermontNew HampshireMaineMassachusettesSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaRhode IslandVirginiaConnecticutNew JerseyMaryland-Delaware-D.C.

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.

Richmond Office location and directions

Marion Office location

Staff directory

USGS Virginia Water Science Center fact sheets
(pdf format)

Groundwater (.45 mb)

Surface Water (.57 mb

Geography 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 life.

USGS Science Plan 2007 -  2017


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