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Rivanna River
Renaissance Conference

September 28, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Albemarle County Office Building
401 McIntire Rd.

Rivanna Watershed Data

StreamWatch Rivanna Data Center

StreamWatch has compiled in a relational database much of the current and historic data obtained through numerous studies over the last several decades. For further information about this resource, please contact StreamWatch via email.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Virginia DEQ administers the federal Clean Water Act and enforces state laws to improve the quality of Virginia's streams, rivers, bays and ground water for aquatic life, human health and other water uses. Permits are issued to businesses, industries, local governments and individuals that take into account physical, chemical and biological standards for water quality. DEQ has many programs to monitor, assess, and improve water quality in Virginia. Click here for help in accessing water quality monitoring information.

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

Natural Heritage Data Explorer is a new website application that features powerful GIS capabilities including an interactive map service that allows the user to display a variety of data layers, including county boundaries, roads, streams, watershed boundaries, conservation lands, and topographic and aerial photography for the entire state. Users can select and identify specific features such as rare species, conservation sites, and dentify the presence of natural heritage resources within a two-mile project buffer. Click here. Other data products, sich as the Virginia Natural Landscape Assessment (VNLA) and the Virginia Watershed Integrity Model are available from DCR.

United States Geological Service (USGS)

For more than 100 years, USGS has been collecting information on Virginia’s water resources and conducting hydrologic investigations in cooperation with State, Local, and Federal agencies. USGS personnel in Virginia operate stream gages, observation well networks, and water-quality monitoring stations to provide reliable scientific information needed to make informed management decisions. Access the USGS Real-Time Water Data for Virginia here. Access Real-Time Water Data for the Rivanna Watershed here:
Mechums River Gauge
Moormans River Gauge
North Fork Rivanna Gauge
Palmyra Gauge

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA provides multiple tools for citizens to access information about their local water quality, including Surf Your Watershed. For the Rivanna Watershed, click here.


The Rivanna River Basin Commission provides guidance for the stewardship of water and natural resources of the Rivanna River Basin and promotes activities by local, state, and federal governments, and by individuals, that foster resource stewardship for the environmental and economic health of the Basin.

Localities Greene Map Albemarle Map Charlottesville Map Fluvanna Map

The Commission has representatives from these jurisdictions and organizations.

Click below for more information about our member partners:

City of Charlottesville

Albemarle County

Fluvanna County

Greene County

Culpeper SWCD

Thomas Jefferson SWCD