Accession Number PB2013-102094
Title Groundwater Quality in West Virginia, 1993-2008.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 60p
Personal Author D. B. Chambers J. S. White K. S. Paybins M. D. Kozar
Abstract Approximately 42 percent of all West Virginians rely on groundwater for their domestic water supply. However, prior to 2008, the quality of the West Virginias groundwater resource was largely unknown. The need for a statewide assessment of groundwater quality prompted the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), Division of Water and Waste Management, to develop an ambient groundwater-quality monitoring program. The USGS West Virginia Water Science Center sampled 300 wells, of which 80 percent were public-supply wells, over a 10-year period, 19992008. Sites for this statewide ambient groundwater-quality monitoring program were selected to provide wide areal coverage and to represent a variety of environmental settings. The resulting 300 samples were supplemented with data from a related monitoring network of 24 wells and springs.
Keywords Aquifers
Environmental health
Groundwater
Nutrients
Samples
Water quality
Water supply
Wells
West Virginia


 
Source Agency US Geological Survey
NTIS Subject Category 68D - Water Pollution & Control
48G - Hydrology & Limnology
Corporate Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Scientific investigations rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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