West Virginia Water Quality
Trends - 2015 Report
Long-term (43-year) trend analyses were performed on water quality data from the 26 AWQM Network
sites. Much of the news is good. Concentrations of total phosphorus, total suspended solids and
several metals (aluminum, iron, manganese, lead) are decreasing, and area impacted by acid rain are
recovering. Mining, agriculture and other practices still impact water quality conditions in some
areas of West Virginia.