Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for 9-18-17: Water Past and Present in the Craig County, Va., Community of Paint Bank

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of September 11, 2017, is “Water and History in Paint Bank, Va.”  The 3 min./45 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/09/episode-386-9-18-17-water-and-history.html, takes listeners on a visit to a western Virginia community whose name and development were stream-driven.

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Information sign at Tingler’s Mill in Paint Bank, Va., photographed Sep. 4, 2017.

 Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 9-11-17: Storm Surge

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of September 11, 2017, is “Storm Surge in Irma and Other Tropical Cyclones.”  The 4 min./42 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/09/episode-385-9-11-17-storm-surge-in-irma.html, revisits the tropical cyclone threat of storm surge (also the subject of episodes in 2012 and 2016, following the arrivals of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Matthew, respectively).

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These maps, from the Miami/South Florida National Weather Service Forecast Office, online at http://www.weather.gov/mfl/, 9/8/17, 10:30 a.m. EDT, show how storm surge was predicted to be one of Irma’s major threats.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 9-4-17: Drones Over Water Help Generate Maps, Monitoring, and Assessments

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of September 4, 2017, is “The Water Work of Drones.”  The 3 min./33 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/09/episode-384-9-4-17-water-work-of-drones.html, focuses on how drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (or systems) are being applied in various ways for water resources mapping, monitoring, and assessment (for example, as in Texas during Hurricane Harvey in August-September 2017).

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Clinch River at Kyles Ford, Tenn., as photographed on August 29, 2017, during an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) flight conducted by the Conservation Management Institute in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment.  Photo courtesy of Daniel Cross, used with permission.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 8-28-17: Using the Cue of ‘River Song’ by The Floorboards to Clue in on River Stewardship

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of August 28, 2017, is “Exploring River Stewardship, Featuring ‘River Song’ by  The Floorboards.”  The 3 min./56 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/08/episode-383-8-28-17-exploring-river.html, updates an August 2014 episode that offers four suggestions for being responsible on and with Virginia’s waterways.  The episode features music by the southwestern Virginia band The Floorboards (online at https://thefloorboards.net/).

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Fishing-line recycling station at Philpott Marina in Henry County, Va., January 16, 2017.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 8-21-17: Barred Owl

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of August 21, 2017, is “Barred Owl.”  The 3 min./54 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/08/episode-382-8-21-17-barred-owl.html, introduces one of Virginia’s night-time birds of prey.  The episode includes part of “Turn Out the Lights,” by Bob Gramann of Fredericksburg.

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Barred Owl photo by Mark Musselman, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov, accessed 8-18-17 (direct link to image is https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/singleitem/collection/natdiglib/id/14142/rec/1).
Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 8-14-17: What Sounds Await at Midnight at the Water’s Edge?

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of August 14, 2017, is “Midnight at the Water.”  The 4 min./30 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/08/episode-381-8-14-17-midnight-at-water.html, takes listeners on a series of late-night sound-capturing adventures at two lakes, two ponds, and one river.  The episode features a version of “Midnight on the Water,” a traditional fiddle tune, performed on hammered dulcimer by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg.

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Mallards at the Virginia Tech Duck Pond in Blacksburg, Va., just after midnight on August 9, 2017.
Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 8-7-17: Proposed Gas Pipelines and Water Quality Issues

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of August 7, 2017, is “Natural Gas Pipelines, Water Resources, and the Clean Water Act.”  The 5 min./10 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2017/08/episode-380-8-7-17-natural-gas.html, gives an overview of the water resources potential affected by the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley gas pipelines, plus an introduction to the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification process, the subject of public comment/public hearings in Virginia from August 7-14, 2017.


Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!