Water Withdrawal Guidance Tool


StreamWVDEP has developed guidance and a tool to help individuals know when it is environmentally safe to withdraw water from a stream.  The guidance is based on percentages of mean annual flow, based on a 10-year period that afford an appropriate flow to protect the aquatic habitat. 


Please click the button below to proceed to the tool:

Water Withdrawal Guidance Tool Button

Alert Regarding Withdrawals From Dunkard Creek and Its Tributaries

Due to heightened concerns with Golden Algae in the Dunkard Creek watershed, DEP is recommending that no water should be withdrawn from streams and ponds in the Dunkard Creek watershed, if it will be used or transported outside of the Dunkard Creek drainage. For additional information please contact Brian Carr at 304.926.0499 extension 1757.

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