Category Archives: Water Supply

Virginia Precipitation and Stream Flow for the 7-day Period Ending October 28, 2014

Below are images showing precipitation in the southeastern United States and stream flow in Virginia over the seven-day period ending October 28, 2014. The Virginia Water Resources Research Center thanks the agencies mentioned below for providing precipitation and stream-flow information and images. For monthly reviews of precipitation, stream flow, and drought, please see the News Grouper posts available at this link: http://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Monthly+Water+Status.

Precipitation

The following maps show southeastern U.S. precipitation amounts over the past seven days (top map), and the percent of normal precipitation for the given location at this time of year (bottom map).  The maps were accessed on 10/29/14 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southeast Regional Climate Center, located at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; online at http://www.sercc.com/climateinfo/precip_maps. As of 10/29/14, these data are provisional (needing to be verified for accuracy and subject to possible revision).

precip Oct 28

precip perc Oct 28

For another precipitation-information source: The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, http://water.weather.gov/precip/, provides maps showing precipitation nationwide or by state for specific days, months, or years. The site also has the capability to show county boundaries. As an example, shown below is the map of one-day precipitation ending at 8 a.m. EDT on October 29, 2014.
NHPC rainfall map oct 29

 

Stream Flow

Average Virginia stream flow over week ending October 28, 2014, is indicated in the map below, from the U.S. Geological Survey WaterWatch for Virginia (online at http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/classic.php?m=pa07d&r=va&w=mv01d%2Cmap, accessed 10/29/14). The map compares the previous week’s average stream flows at about 140 stream-gaging stations (in Virginia and just beyond the state border) to the normal flow levels for that week over the historical record for each gaging station. The color codes/percentile classes used by USGS to compared flows to historical records for the month are as follows:
KEEP ON DESK _ Stream Flow Chart

streams Oct 28

River Basin Coordination Case Studies Examined in September 2014 Issue of Water Resources Impact, from the American Water Resources Association

The September 2014 issue of Water Resources Impact, published by the American Water Resources Association (AWRA, headquartered in Middleburg, Va.), presents case studies of regional coordination and management of water supply, water quality, flood management, watershed management, and other issues in six major river basins: the Delaware, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Colorado, and Columbia.  (Virginia in part of the basins of the Ohio and Tennessee rivers.)  The publication is available online at http://www.awra.org/impact/; or contact AWRA at P.O. Box 1626, Middleburg, VA 20118-8390; (540) 687-8390; info@awra.org.

River basin coordination cover

Cover of the September 2014 issue of Water Resources Impact, American Water Resources Association; accessed online at http://www.awra.org/impact/, 10/24/14.

Virginia Precipitation and Stream Flow for the 7-day Period Ending October 21, 2014

Below are images showing precipitation in the southeastern United States and stream flow in Virginia over the seven-day period ending October 21, 2014. The Virginia Water Resources Research Center thanks the agencies mentioned below for providing precipitation and stream-flow information and images. For monthly reviews of precipitation, stream flow, and drought, please see the News Grouper posts available at this link: http://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Monthly+Water+Status.

Precipitation

The following maps show southeastern U.S. precipitation amounts over the past seven days (top map), and the percent of normal precipitation for the given location at this time of year (bottom map).  The maps were accessed on 10/22/14 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southeast Regional Climate Center, located at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; online at http://www.sercc.com/climateinfo/precip_maps. As of 10/22/14, these data are provisional (needing to be verified for accuracy and subject to possible revision).

Precip Oct21

Precip perc Oct 21

For another precipitation-information source: The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, http://water.weather.gov/precip/, provides maps showing precipitation nationwide or by state for specific days, months, or years. The site also has the capability to show county boundaries. As an example, shown below is the map of one-day precipitation ending at 8 a.m. EDT on October 22, 2014.
precip noaa

Stream Flow

Average Virginia stream flow over week ending October 21, 2014, is indicated in the map below, from the U.S. Geological Survey WaterWatch for Virginia (online at http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/classic.php?m=pa07d&r=va&w=mv01d%2Cmap, accessed 10/22/14). The map compares the previous week’s average stream flows at about 140 stream-gaging stations (in Virginia and just beyond the state border) to the normal flow levels for that week over the historical record for each gaging station. The color codes/percentile classes used by USGS to compared flows to historical records for the month are as follows:
KEEP ON DESK _ Stream Flow Chart

Streams Oct 21

 

Virginia Precipitation and Stream Flow for the 7-day Period Ending October 14, 2014

Below are images showing precipitation in the southeastern United States and stream flow in Virginia over the seven-day period ending October 14, 2014. The Virginia Water Resources Research Center thanks the agencies mentioned below for providing precipitation and stream-flow information and images. For monthly reviews of precipitation, stream flow, and drought, please see the News Grouper posts available at this link: http://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Monthly+Water+Status.

Precipitation

The following maps show southeastern U.S. precipitation amounts over the past seven days (top map), and the percent of normal precipitation for the given location at this time of year (bottom map).  The maps were accessed on 10/15/14 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southeast Regional Climate Center, located at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; online at http://www.sercc.com/climateinfo/precip_maps. As of 10/15/14, these data are provisional (needing to be verified for accuracy and subject to possible revision).

precip seven day oct 14

precip perc Oct 14

For another precipitation-information source: The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, http://water.weather.gov/precip/, provides maps showing precipitation nationwide or by state for specific days, months, or years. The site also has the capability to show county boundaries. As an example, shwon below is the map of one-day precipitation ending at 8 a.m. on October 15, 2014.
precip oct 14

Stream Flow

Average Virginia stream flow over week ending October 14, 2014, is indicated in the map below, from the U.S. Geological Survey WaterWatch for Virginia (online at http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/classic.php?m=pa07d&r=va&w=mv01d%2Cmap, accessed 10/15/14). The map compares the previous week’s average stream flows at about 140 stream-gaging stations (in Virginia and just beyond the state border) to the normal flow levels for that week over the historical record for each gaging station. The color codes/percentile classes used by USGS to compared flows to historical records for the month are as follows:KEEP ON DESK _ Stream Flow Chartstreams Oct14

 

 

Water Infrastructure was Focus of Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference, September 24-25, 2014, in Shepherdstown, West Va.

On September 24-25, 2014, at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the West Virginia Water Research Institute hosted the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference. The conference theme was “The Future of Mid-Atlantic Water Infrastructure: Challenges and Solutions.”  The conference was a joint effort of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) and its mid-Atlantic member institutes in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia (the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, which produces this blog), and West Virginia.  Conference presentations are available online at http://www.midatlanticwc.com/event-info/conference-agenda/; to view the abstracts and presentations, click on a given talk’s title within the conference agenda table.  For questions or more information about the conference, contact Glenn Waldron, West Virginia Water Research Institute/West Virginia University, (304) 293-7085, e-mail: Glenn.Waldron@mail.wvu.edu.

Potomac River and Pawpaw at Nat Cons Tr Ctr Shepherdstown Sep25 2014The Potomac River, viewed September 25, 2014, from the grounds of the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Virginia Precipitation and Stream Flow for the 7-day Period Ending October 7, 2014

Below are images showing precipitation in the southeastern United States and stream flow in Virginia over the seven-day period ending October 7, 2014. The Virginia Water Resources Research Center thanks the agencies mentioned below for providing precipitation and stream-flow information and images.  For monthly reviews of precipitation, stream flow, and drought, please see the News Grouper posts available at this link: http://vawatercentralnewsgrouper.wordpress.com/?s=Monthly+Water+Status.

Precipitation

The following maps—accessed 10/8/14 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Southeast Regional Climate Center, located at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill; online at http://www.sercc.com/climateinfo/precip_maps–show southeastern U.S. precipitation amounts over the past seven days (top map), and the percent of normal precipitation for the given location at this time of year (bottom map).  As of 10/8/14, these data remained provisional (needing to be verified for accuracy and subject to possible revision).

Precip Oct 7

Precip perc Ocy 7

For another precipitation-information source: The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, http://water.weather.gov/precip/, provides maps showing precipitation nationwide or by state for specific days, months, or years. The site also has the capability to show county boundaries.

Stream Flow

Average Virginia stream flow over week ending October 7, 2014, is indicated in the map below, from the U.S. Geological Survey WaterWatch for Virginia (online at http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/classic.php?m=pa07d&r=va&w=mv01d%2Cmap, accessed 10/8/14). The map compares the previous week’s average stream flows at about 140 stream-gaging stations (in Virginia and just beyond the state border) to the normal flow levels for that week over the historical record for each gaging station. The color codes/percentile classes used by USGS to compared flows to historical records for the month are as follows:

KEEP ON DESK _ Stream Flow Chart

Streams Oct 7

 

U.S. Water Resources and Water Infrastructure Challenges Assessed in Charting New Waters Initiative by Johnson Foundation at Wingspread

In September 2014, the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, located in Racine, Wisconsin, released Navigating New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources.  The 56-page report is the culmination of a six-year initiative by the foundation to assess U.S. water-resources and water-infrastructure challenges.  The initiative produced eight other reports prior to the September 2014 culminating report.  The culminating report offers recommendations for five broad goals: 1) Optimize the use of available water supplies; 2) Transition to next-generation wastewater systems; 3) Integrate the management of water, energy and food production; 4) Institutionalize the value of water; and 5) Create integrated utilities.  The culminating report, previous reports, and information about the initiative are available online at http://www.johnsonfdn.org/aboutus/capstone; or contact the foundation at 33 East Four Mile Road, Racine, Wisconsin 53402; (262) 639-3211.

Johnson report cover

Cover of Navigating New Shores: Seizing the Future for Sustainable and Resilient U.S. Freshwater Resources, accessed at the report’s Web site, http://www.johnsonfdn.org/aboutus/capstone, 10/7/14.