WVDEP still accepting water quality data from state waters


​​CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 10, 2021) – 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 2018/2020/2022 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 (EPA). 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 December 31, 2020 that is submitted by Friday April 30, 2021. Any data submitted previously for the development of the Integrated Report will automatically be considered and does not need to be resubmitted.
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://dev-deptwo.wv.gov/WWE/WATERSHED/IR/Pages/303d_305b.aspx.
Data can be submitted via email to Mindy Neil at Mindy.S.Neil@wv.gov or regular mail to:
Attn: Mindy Neil
Division of Water and Waste Management
Watershed Assessment Branch
601 57th St. SE
Charleston, WV 25304
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Terry Fletcher
304-926-0499 ext. 49720