Citizen Nominations for Surface Water Monitoring During 2017 Due to DEQ by Apr. 29, 2016

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking nominations from the public to identify streams, rivers, and lakes for water-quality monitoring.  The DEQ seeks citizen nominations every year, a result of a Virginia General Assembly mandate in the 1997 Water Quality Monitoring, Information, and Restoration Act (WQMIRA).  Nominations received by the last business day of April will be considered for inclusion in monitoring that starts in January of the following year.  Nominations for calendar year 2017 are now being accepted until April 29, 2016.  For more information, visit the DEQ Web site at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WaterQualityInformationTMDLs/WaterQualityMonitoring/CitizenMonitoring/FollowupMonitoring.aspx; or contact Stuart Torbeck, Virginia DEQ Water Quality Data Liaison, phone (804) 698-4461 or e-mail: Charles.torbeck@deq.virginia.gov.

stonefly cases

Stone cases built by caddisflies in the New River, Giles County ,Va., August 2014.  Virginia water-quality monitoring includes not only chemical and physical measurements  but also assessments of populations of various organims, including aquatic insects and other aquatic invertebrates.

 

One response to “Citizen Nominations for Surface Water Monitoring During 2017 Due to DEQ by Apr. 29, 2016

  1. Thank you for the reminder

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