West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Fishing Report

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Fishing Report now can be found on the Monongahela River Water Quality Study website at http://www.MonWQ.net/fishing_report.cfm

In addition to the short summary which is prepared for newpapers, the website
will use a statistical analysis to compare current water quality to historic conditions and determine a simple, user-friendly, color-coded ranking of the general health of the fishery various locations in the Mon River basin. Regular reports on fishing success and photos will be posted by project partners Barry Palay and Frank Jernejcic.

Monongahela River Water Quality Study

The West Virginia Water Research Institute is undertaking a comprehensive water quality monitoring and reporting project for the Monongahela River. Bi-weekly samples will be collected and lab-analyzed. The resultant data will be presented a useful manner via this website utilizing a Geographic Information System database to organize and present the assembled water quality data. The project is being funded by the WV Water Research Institute and by grants from the U.S. Geological Survey, Longview Power and supporting organizations such as the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Allegheny Power, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and others.

Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1975, great strides have been made to improve the water quality of the Monongahela River resulting in a restored fishery. The recreational and economic benefits of a robust fishery in these waters cannot be over stated.

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