Science to Support Water-Resource Management in the Upper Roanoke River Watershed

Fact Sheet 2020-3040
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Flooding, excessive sedimentation, and high bacteria counts are among the most challenging water resource issues affecting the Upper Roanoke River watershed. These issues threaten public safety, impair the watershed’s living resources, and threaten drinking water supplies, though mitigation is costly and difficult to manage.

Urban development, land disturbance, and changing climatic patterns continue to challenge watershed managers who are tasked with protecting and improving the water quality of the Upper Roanoke River watershed. The U.S. Geological Survey helps watershed managers meet these demands by providing high-quality data and analyses designed to inform watershed restoration activities.

Suggested Citation

Webber, J., and Jastram, J., 2020, Science to support water-resource management in the upper Roanoke River watershed: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3040, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Science to support water-resource management in the upper Roanoke River watershed
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3040
DOI 10.3133/fs20203040
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Virginia
Other Geospatial Upper Roanoke River watershed
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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