Reports and Special Projects

Listed here are select projects and reports where WV Save Our Streams Program played the lead or active role.

Note: Many of the links below are or include PDF files.

  • The Conditions of Our Waters: Citizens Perspective
    • Description: The West Virginia Save Our Streams Program’s major goal is to improve and protect the water quality of the rivers and streams of our state. Two primary and equal objectives are used to accomplish this goal.
  • Elkhorn Creek Diesel Spill Study
    • Description: Elkhorn Creek has not been flowing in a truly natural stream channel since serious coal mining started in the region. The stream was moved in many stretches to accommodate roads, railroads, houses, towns and coal mines. In several stretches one or both banks ofthe stream is a rock wall, a concrete wall, a timber crib wall, or a railroad embankment consisting of rock, gravel and other materials. In many sections the stream bank is a gob pile and coal fines are piled everywhere.
  • Geomorphic Assessment of Upper Glade Run
    • Description: Upper Glade Run is a rather unique system due to the hydrologic influences exerted by the two-acre lake at its headwaters. This lake was built more than 50 years ago for recreational purposes but in many ways has behaved as a flood control structure for most of the watershed.
  • Appalachian Watershed and Stream Monitors Report
    • Description: In 2004, The Mountain Institute (TMI) received funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement a watershed education project involving students and educators who live in West Virginia’s Potomac River watershed. As part of a broader effort to educate the public about the compromised and increasingly stressed health of the Chesapeake Bay and its headwaters, Potomac Stream Samplers was designed by TMI to raise awareness of the connection between regions within the Potomac River drainage and the Bay itself.
  • Statewide Water Quality
    • Description: This report provides an analysis of water quality data collected at 313 sites, from 2010 – 2015.