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West Virginia Water Science Center (WV WSC)

The West Virginia Water Science Center provides information and conducts research concerning hydrology including ground water, water quality, streamflow, precipitation, and reservoirs in West Virginia. Additional research activities include:

  • Hydrogeology in abandoned coal mines
  • Streamflow and watershed characteristics in mountaintop coal mining locations
  • Water course contaminants: chlorofluorocarbons, aromatic hydrocarbons, synthetic organic compounds, major ions, trace elements, and fecal contamination
  • Fisheries
  • Benthic invertebrate communities
  • The operation of streamflow gages throughout West Virginia

The West Virginia Water Science Center provides information on their current projects and staff on their website: http://wv.usgs.gov/

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