Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in the Kanawha River basin

by Terence Messinger

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Publisher: Branch of Information Services [distributor] in Charleston, W. Va, Denver, CO

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Water quality -- West Virginia -- Kanawha River Watershed,
  • Water quality -- New River Watershed (N.C.-W. Va.),
  • Kanawha River (W. Va.) -- Environmental conditions,
  • New River Watershed (N.C.-W. Va.) -- Environmental conditions

Edition Notes

Other titlesUSGS, science for a changing world
Statementby Terence Messinger and C.A. Hughes
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 00-4020
ContributionsHughes, C. A, National Water-Quality Assessment Program (U.S.), Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 57 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13628456M
OCLC/WorldCa46653771

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The New River is a river which flows through the U.S. states of North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia before joining with the Gauley River to form the Kanawha River at the town of Gauley Bridge, West of the Ohio River watershed, it is about miles ( km) long. Water also backs up Lower Donnally Branch and begins to flood the block dip in Kanawha Ave in Kanawha City. 28 The protective earth dike/levee, around the South Charleston Community Center, has accumulating backwater near its top.   This data set contains sediment size data collected at research sites using a Wolman Pebble Count method. This dataset is associated with the following publication: Collins, S., M. Thoms, and J. Flotemersch. Hydrogeomorphic zones characterize riverbed sediment patterns within a river network. River Systems. E. Abstract: The lower basin of the Charles River, where it runs between Cambridge and Boston, is typical of an ecologically degraded urban river recovering from decades of pollution. Since the closure of combined sewer outfalls into the Charles River began in , water quality in the lower basin has gradually improved.

Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in the Kanawha River basin by Terence Messinger Download PDF EPUB FB2

Environmental Setting and Its Relations to Water Quality in the Kanawha River Basin. By: Terence Messinger and C.A. Hughes. ABSTRACT. The Kanawha River and its major tributary, the New River, dr mi2 in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

Altitude ranges from. Messinger and Hughes— ENVIRONMENTAL S ETTING AND ITS RELATION TO WATER QUALITY IN THE KANAWHA RIVER BASIN—WRIR Environmental Setting and Its Relation to Water Quality in the Kanawha River Basin National Water-Quality Assessment Program Water Resources Investigations Report U.S.

Department of the Interior. This report describes the environmental setting of the Kanawha River Basin and the natural and human fac-tors that are considered to affect current () water-quality conditions within the basin. The first two sec-tions of this report describe natural and cultural char-acteristics of the basin.

The final section identifies the water-quality and ecological implications of these characteristics. Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in the Kanawha River basin (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Terence Messinger; C A Hughes; National Water-Quality Assessment Program (U.S.); Geological Survey (U.S.).

Abstract. Water samples collected from 30 privately-owned and small public-supply wells in the Appalachian Plateaus of the Kanawha River Basin were analyzed for a wide range of constituents, including bacteria, major ions, nutrients, trace elements, radon, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds.

Concentrations of most constituents from samples analyzed did not exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Kanawha-New River Basin is generally mountainous, forested, humid, and rural.

Agriculture is concentrated in the southern half of the basin; major products are cattle and hay. Seven percent of all coal mined in the United States is produced from the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province within the basin.

This report summarizes major findings about water quality in the Kanawha-New River basin that emerged from an assessment conducted between and by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program.

Water quality is discussed in terms of local and regional issues and compared to conditions found in all 36 NAWQA study areas assessed to date. Kanawha River Watershed New River, Greenbrier River, Elk River, Gauley River, Coal River, and Kanawha River Mainstem.

The bigger picture: via the Ohio River, the river systems in the Kanawha River Water-shed are part of the Mississippi River drainage basin. Coal River Watershed The Coal River is formed near the community of Alum Creek by the. The goals of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program are to describe current water-quality conditions for a large part of the Nation's water resources, identify water-quality changes over time, and identify the primary natural and human factors that affect water quality.

The lower Tennessee River Basin is one of 59 river basins selected for study. Due to the nature of the resource extraction industry in southern West Virginia, the Kanawha River is no stranger to threats from pollution.

In addition to toxic substances released from hazardous waste sites, the Kanawha River struggles with a multitude of other pollutants, which find their way into the water through various means, and which impair the health of the ecosystem in various ways. Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in the Kanawha River Basin.

National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Water-Resources Investigations Report Environmental setting and its relation to water quality in the Kanawha River Basin. Report Water-Resources Investigations, US Geological Survey, Charleston, WV. 66 pp. Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in the Kanawha River Basin.

National Water-Quality Assess-ment Program. Water-Resources Investigations Report USGS, Charleston, WV. Messenger T. Water-quality assessment of the Kanawha-New River basin, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina—review of water-quality.

Get this from a library. Water-quality assessment of the Kanawha-New River Basin, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina: review of water-quality literature through [Terrence Messinger; National Water-Quality Assessment Program (U.S.); Geological Survey (U.S.)].

The degradation of the aesthetic values of the streams in the area are a great impairment to property valxies and affect the social environment in general, Kanawha River mai n st em and t r ibut ar jugs, Water Quality Table III lists a total of 90 miles of the Kanawha River main, stem and 6k miles of principal tributary streams.

Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in. the Kanawha River Basin. A threshold of environmental quality was determined based on the habitat use patterns among the two.

The Kanawha River Basin. (a) The river basin and its location within the continental United States; (b) the stream network of the basin where the Kanawha mainstem is highlighted; and (c) the location of 35 sampling sites and delineation of functional process zones associated with each site (LA = lowland alluvial, LC = lowland constrained, UC = upland constrained, OU = open‐valley upland, UH.

Ground-Water Quality in the Appalachian Plateaus, Kanawha River Basin, West Virginia. By Charlynn J. Sheets and Mark D. Kozar. Abstract. Water samples collected from 30 privately-owned and small public-supply wells in the Appalachian Plateaus of the Kanawha River Basin were analyzed for a wide range of constituents, including bacteria, major ions, nutrients, trace elements, radon, pesticides.

Water Resources Investigations Report 00—, Fish Communities and Their Relation to Environmental Factors in the Kanawha River Basin, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, — U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Water Resources Investigations Report   The Upper Kanawha River Watershed 5 Summary The Upper Kanawha River watershed extends from the confluence of the Gauley River and the New River generally northwest to the confluence of the Upper Kanawha and Elk Rivers in Charleston.

Assessment teams visited sites in the Upper Kanawha River Watershed during September, October and November Kanawha River Basin Water Quality Modeling 5c.

PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 5d. PROJECT NUMBER 5e. TASK NUMBER 6. AUTHOR(S) R. Willey 5F. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) US Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources Hydrologic Engineering Center (HEC) Second Street Davis, CA 8.

The Kanawha River Basin. a) Its approximate location within the continental USA; b) the stream network of the basin where the Kanawha River is in boldface and physiographic provinces are shown. the Little Kanawha River Watershed because the State was unable to fulfill its Consent Decree commitments.

The TMDLs are designed to implement applicable water quality standards. The TMDLs include a total allowable load as well as individual waste load allocations and load allocations. Messinger, T., and Hughes, C.A.,Environmental setting and its relations to water quality in the Kanawha River basin: USGS Water Resources Investigation Report57 p.

Kanawha River sites were visited during this study. It is sampled quarterly under a separate monitoring program. Assessments included measurements of physical attributes of the streams and riparian zones, observations of activities and disturbances in the surrounding area, water quality data, and benthic macroinvertebrate collections.

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