WVDEP accepting water quality data collected from state waters

11/1/2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Nov. 1, 2019) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) is accepting water quality data collected from the state’s waters for the development of a combined 2018/2020 Integrated Report.

 

The report fulfills the reporting requirements of the federal Clean Water Act, Section 303(d) to provide a list of impaired waters and Section 305(b) to provide an overall assessment of West Virginia's waters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The term "waters" refers to lakes, wetlands, and streams.

 

WVDEP staff will evaluate any existing and readily available data collected from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2019 that is submitted by Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

 

During the development of the report, the Section 303(d) list of impaired waters will be available for public review and comment.

 

More information about the Integrated Report and data submissions can be viewed here: https://dep.wv.gov/WWE/WATERSHED/IR/Pages/303d_305b.aspx

Data can be submitted via email to Johnsely Cyrus at Johnsely.Cyrus@wv.gov or regular mail to:

 

Attn: Johnsely Cyrus

Division of Water and Waste Management

Watershed Assessment Branch

601 57th St. SE

Charleston, WV 25304

 

For more WVDEP news and information, go to www.dep.wv.gov. Also, connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter, Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/depwv/, and find us on YouTube by searching “Environment Matters.”

 

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Contact:

Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 1641