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NASA Site for Dismal Swamp Fire Satellite Photos

Satellite photos of the fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge are available at the NASA Web site,

August 16 Update on Fire in Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Southeastern Virginia

As of the morning of August 16, the wildfire in the Great Dismal Swamp in southeastern Virginia had burned about 6000 acres and was an estimated 10-percent contained by the efforts of about 400 firefighters.  The firefighters’ work focused on … Continue reading

On Virginia Water Radio for the Week of 11-25-19: Celebrating Thanksgiving, 500 Episodes, and Many Aspects of Virginia’s Waters

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of November 25, 2019, is “The Variety of Virginia’s Water Story.”  The 5 min./55 sec. episode, available online at, marks the 500th episode of the show by identifying 10 aspects of Virginia’s … Continue reading

Quick Guide to Virginia Water-related Events – April 10, 2018, Edition

Please note: Due to changes in staff at the Virginia Water Resources Research Center starting in May 2018, this will be the last update in this series of posts on Virginia water-related events.  For current information on water-related conferences and … Continue reading

The Coastal Blue Carbon Concept of Climate-change Mitigation Benefits from Coastal Wetlands – Information Sources as of June 2016

This information updates a May 20, 2014, post. Coastal Blue Carbon is a term used to describe the climate-change mitigation benefits provided by coastal wetlands (including salt marshes, mangrove swamps, areas of submerged aquatic vegetation, and other habitats). Information on … Continue reading

Natural Gas Drilling and Transport in Virginia under Close Scrutiny in 2014-18 – Summary of Developments and Cumulative List of News Items

Here’s an overview of developments regarding the drilling for or transport of natural gas in Virginia.  Following that overview and a list of information sources, you’ll find an ongoing list of some news headlines since December 2013 on these topics, … Continue reading

Coastal Restoration and Resiliency are Goals of U.S. Dept. of Interior Grants Announced 10-24-13 of $162 Million for 42 Projects in States Affected by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012

On October 24, 2013, the U.S. Department of Interior announced awards of $162 million for 42 projects designed to protect coastlines from storm surges, such as the area experienced during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 (that storm made landfall on … Continue reading

Nutria-sighting Website Allows Public to Help Control Spread of Invasive Rodent

Update 6/13/16 – To report a nutria sighting, please send an email with the date of the observation and location information to  For more information, visit Update 9/8/16 – For a summer 2016 update on the status of … Continue reading

A Virginia TMDL Snapshot: Study Started in February 2012 for Bacteria and Oxygen Impairments in Several Virginia Beach Tributaries to Back Bay and North Landing River

Here’s another “snapshot” of a local Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) process in Virginia watersheds.  Several creeks flowing into Back Bay or the North Landing River in southern Virginia Beach are the subject of a TMDL study of impairments by … Continue reading

Uranium, Sea-level Rise, Solar Energy for the Navy, Nutrient-trading, and More in this Virginia Water Headline Sampler for Dec. 4-12, 2012

With the end-of-year holidays approaching, it’s hard for anyone to keep up on all the water-related news, and the Water Central News Grouper is no exception.  Below are some headlines from December 4–12, 2012, that the Grouper had time only … Continue reading