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Rivanna River
Renaissance Conference

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

Rivanna Maps & Tools

Rivanna Land Use Map

Click image above for larger version (PDF).

Rivanna Watershed and Vicinity Land Use/Land Cover Map (2009)

This GIS tool covers all of the counties of Greene, Fluvanna, and Albemarle (thus all of the Rivanna watershed) and the City of Charlottesville, thus all of the Rivanna watershed. The map was developed by Worldview Solutions, Inc. with funding from local partners: the Counties of Albemarle and Fluvanna, The Nature Conservancy of Virginia, StreamWatch, and the Rivanna River Basin Commission, with The Nature Conservancy providing overall project management and coordination.

The map product shows impervious features identified from 2009 aerial photography with a 1-foot resolution. Additional land use/cover classifications are hydrological features, deciduous tree cover, evergreen tree cover, open land, pine plantation (from evergreen tree cover), forest harvest, orchard/vineyard, bare earth and golf courses (from open land).

This product is available to the public, please contact us to request a copy. Or download the land cover geodatabase files here (working with these files will require ArcGIS version 9.3 or above).

StreamWatch Rivanna Watershed Stream Conditions

This interactive site documents stream conditions at 32 sites in the Rivanna watershed and can be used to better understand the StreamWatch report, "Biological Conditions at StreamWatch Long-term Monitoring Sites - Summer 2006 through Spring 2009."

Piedmont Environmental Council

The Piedmont Environmental Council creates maps that document land use, transportation issues, conservation easements, and other activities of interest. Click here to see the current offerings.

Virginia DEQ Water Quality Interactive Map

This application allows users to query DEQ's Water Quality Monitoring Database for specific stations and or parameters and retrieve water quality monitoring data in several file formats. Click here for the map.

EPA: Surf Your Watershed

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

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

For a complete description of hydrologic units, please go to DCR's webpages on the National Watershed Boundary Dataset (NWBD).

Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.


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