The results are in! In 2014, Virginia SOS volunteers monitored 119 sites on 79 streams across the state, taking samples during 298 monitoring events. Thirty-seven percent of the samples indicated unacceptable water quality.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) relies on volunteers to provide the most accurate picture of stream health across the state and uses this data in reports to Congress. Thanks to all the volunteer monitors who braved the elements in 2014 to provide this valuable data!