The Volunteer Assessment Database (VAD) provides tools to enter and access volunteer survey information. In order for
your stream survey data to be included, you must submit a legible copy or the original so that a quality assurance
review can be completed by the SOS Coordinator. You may submit the full-survey or use the programs' summary data
sheets. No matter which format you choose, always keep a copy for your records. See the additional information
section below to learn the basic steps of data entry.
Entering a survey into the VAD
New users must create an account to get started. This account must be approved before data can be entered. Once you
are approved your stream survey data can be entered. The Database Administrator (DA) performs a quality assurance
check of all data entered. Note: A FOIA is not needed to access the on-line data but it is required in order to
request a printed survey. There may be a charge for printing, depending upon the quantity of information requested. See additional information below to learn about the VAD's tools and recent updates. It is important to
read this section prior to entering or submitting any survey data.
To learn more about water quality data collected by WAB from our rivers and streams use the water quality data
link from the additional information section for your queries. Also see the sections for querying data from
ambient stations and benthic data.
Additional tools and information
training documents: Screen shots designed to guide a user through the VAD. Example screens are
shown in both edit and display modes.
tools: Learn about VAD's tools and recent updates. Important to read before entering
or submitted any survey data.
- Water quality
data: WAB water quality data reports for watersheds in West Virginia.
- Ambient water quality data: WAB ambient station water quality data reports for watersheds in West Virginia.
- Benthic data: WAB benthic data reports for watersheds in West Virginia.