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Project ID: 2005WV52B

Title: West Virginia Water Resources Inventory and Assessment

Project Type: Information Management System

Focus Categories: Water Quantity, Water Use, Water Supply

Keywords: Water Resources, water quantity, water use, water inventory, water data management

Start Date: 11/01/2004

End Date: 12/01/2005

Federal Funds: $54,092

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $128,568

Congressional District: West Virginia #1

Principal Investigators:
Richard Herd

John D. Quaranta

Paul Ziemkiewicz


This project will fulfill a request by the West Virginia Legislature Joint Oversight Commission on State Water Resources to support the efforts of the WV Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) in assessing the water resources of the state. The focus of this project is to develop and implement a program that will fulfill the information needs of the WVDEP in meeting the directives of Senate Bill 163 (The Water Resources Protection Act) to assess existing water resources, water uses and identify existing and potential water conflicts. The West Virginia Water Research Institute will, using internal resources, support the priority water resource projects that have been identified by WVDEP. The goal of this project is to provide the State with comprehensive, up-to-date, quantifiable water resource information and tools to assess the water resources of the state by:

· Identifying and reconciling water resource information sources;
· Developing information metrics and data collection protocols;
· Evaluating historical and current conditions that contribute to and exacerbate flood and drought conditions;
· Quantifying available water resources, water uses and existing and potential water use conflicts; and
· Identifying and evaluating conservation practices.
ยท Identify data/information gaps and deficiencies.

Progress/Completion Report PDF

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