Inventory of Monitoring Programs

In partnership with the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC), the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has developed an online map to show where citizen groups, private industry, non-DEQ government agencies, and other organizations are monitoring water quality. To access a map displaying monitoring organizations and sites as well as to download monitoring data, click here: VWMC Community Monitoring Efforts in Virginia. The map is a part of DEQ’s Citizen/Non-Agency Monitoring Activity.

Online Sources of Water Monitoring Data

The VWMC also provides links to online sources of water data at the regional, statewide, and national levels. These data can be used to help assess the conditions of Virginia’s waters. Report broken links to

* Disclaimer: The material on this website is provided for information purposes only. The Virginia Water Monitoring Council, the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, and other VWMC members cannot guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of information facilitated through hyperlinks to this website. The mention of commercial products, trade names, manufacturers, or services does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the VWMC or its members.

Friends of the Shenandoah River

James River Watch

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Weather Service –

Climate –

GIS Portal (includes Climate Atlas) –

Water –

Monitoring and Data Index (precipitation, drought, soil moisture, snow cover, etc.) –

U.S. Estuarine Bathymetric Data Sets –

U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – STORET/WQX –

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Virginia Water Science Center – Data Center (streamflow, ground water, water quality, precipitation) –

Water Data for the Nation (surface water, ground water, water quality) –

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Citizen/Non-Agency Monitoring Activity (map)

Fish Tissue and Sediment Monitoring Program – Fish Tissue Results Summary

Fish Tissue and Sediment Monitoring Program – Kepone Monitoring Fish Tissue Data

Fish Tissue and Sediment Monitoring Program – Sediment Results Summary 

Probabilistic Monitoring – Data Sources

Virginia Environmental Geographic Information Systems (VEGIS)

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Beach Monitoring Data –

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula Coastal Bays –

Virginia State Climatology Office