Third Party Data Guidelines

The DEP is not requesting water quality data at this time.

Guidelines for Submitting Data to Watershed Branch
Every two years, the West Virginia DEP solicits water quality data from various local, state, federal, public and private entities for evaluation in helping complete the 303(d) and 305(b) reports. The 303(d) report is a list of waters not meeting water quality standards. The 305(b) list is a report of a general assessment of state waters. The document below explains what is needed in order to submit data. Please make sure to review all parts of the document and include Contact Information in case DEP personnel need to follow up with any questions, as well as Sample Location and Other Sample Information required in order for the sample to considered for a water body. DEP is currently requesting data collected from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2015. 

Third Party Guidelines (Word Document)
U.S. EPA QA/QC guidelines (link to PDF)
Press Release (PDF)

How and who to submit data to at DEP:
Please submit data to Chris Daugherty via e-mail at
Data may be submitted in a non-electronic format (although it is highly encouraged to submit it electronically).
DWWM: Attn: Steve Young 3rd Party
601 57th Street, S.E.
Charleston, WV 25304

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