Waterways in west virginia find their highest sources in the highland watersheds of the allegheny mountains these watersheds supply drainage to the creeks often passing through deep and narrow hollows from the hollows rushing highland streams collect in bottom land brooks and rivers. Section i of article ii of the west virginia constitution holds that the state of west.
What is a watershed after you learn what a watershed is it is important that you understand how to determine watershed boundaries and become familar with our state s topographic maps.
Wv waterways map. West virginia rivers shown on the map. West virginia broadband mapping program broadband availability within the state 72 maps as pdf or png. West virginia has 32 watersheds divided according to hydrologic unit codes huc that contribute to the chesapeake bay and the gulf of mexico.
Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. Prior to west virginia s formation of a state in 1863 virginia was the original proprietor of the ohio river. State of west virginia the largest inland waterway in west virginia its valley has been a significant industrial region of the state since early in the 19th century.
These rivers flow through various places in wv. West virginia rivers map west virginia consists of many rivers like new river gauley river potomac river ohio river cheat river etc. State of west virginia.
Ohio river the ohio river forms the border between west virginia and ohio. Geologic map of west virginia high and low resolution maps to download earthquake epicenters of west virginia from the seismicity in west virginia and the region page. Wv department of environmental protection various interactive maps and applications to include.
Oil and gas permit locations mining data explorer water withdraw tool toxic release inventory resource extraction viewer flow distance above public water supplies open dum clean up project 7q10 flow estimates coordinate conversion tool ect. This is a list of rivers in the u s. List of west virginia rivers includes streams formally designated as rivers.
Exclusive of major tributaries there are about 46 named rivers in west virginia. There are also smaller streams i e branches creeks drains forks licks runs etc in the state. People have lived along and boated on the waterways of what is now the mountain state from the time of antiquity.
Kanawha river the kanawha river is a tributary of the ohio river approximately 97 mi long in the u s. West virginia 217 u s. Big coal river big sandy river cacapon river elk river gauley river green brier river guyandotte river little kanawha river middle island creek monongahela river new river north branch potomac river north fork ohio river potomac river south branch potomac river south fork tug fork tygart valley river and west fork river.