State Accepting Info on Water Quality for ’14 Monitoring Report

Morgantown Dominion Post
25 June 2013
Deadline to submit stream data is Oct. 18
Submitted to The Dominion Post

The W.Va. Division of Water and Waste Management’s Watershed Assessment Branch is accepting water quality data that has been gathered from state streams by individuals, groups or agencies from July 1, 2008-June 30, 2013.

The data will be used for the 2014 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, compiled every two years as required by Clean Water Act Sections 303(d) and 305(b).
The deadline to submit data is Oct. 18.

Requirements on how the data is to be prepared for use in the report can be downloaded from watershed/IR/Pages/303d_305b.aspx .
In addition to a data submission form, there is information regarding laboratory certification, possible uses of submitted data and sample documentation.

If the data was subject to a quality assurance/quality control plan, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requests that the plan be submitted along with the data. An example of a QA/QC plan can be found at

Data previously provided to the DEP for use in the 2010 or 2012 Integrated Reports does not have to be resubmitted.

Data may be submitted electronically to, or

Although electronic data submission is encouraged, and preferred in Microsoft Excel, non-electronic submissions (hard copies) may be sent to the DEP at the Division of Water and Waste Management, Attn: Steve Young, 601 57th St. S.E., Charleston, WV 25304.