3 Rivers QUEST

Allegheny River
Monongahela River
Ohio River

What is the 3 Rivers QUEST?

Water: One of our most precious and vital resources, it is essential for life and economic prosperity. Yet so many of the activities that keep our economy alive and growing also threaten our water resources.

At the West Virginia Water Research Institute, we understand how essential clean water is to our way of life. We work to establish programs and new initiatives that help to develop new technologies and inform policy to keep our water protected. It is this dedication to clean water that was the catalyst for the long-term, comprehensive water quality monitoring and reporting program we call Three Rivers QUEST (3RQ).

The 3RQ project monitors rivers, tributaries and headwater streams that drain an area of over 25,000 square miles in five states. It brings together academic researchers, citizen scientists, and conservation groups to collect, analyze, and monitor important water quality data. This data is displayed on the 3RQ website and can be seen here. This data is displayed to provide the public, other researchers, federal and state agencies, and industry with timely and accurate information as it pertains to the overall health of our local rivers and streams.

Indian Creek Watershed Festival

Indian Creek Watershed Festival

September 17th, 2018

  The Indian Creek Watershed Festival is coming to Indian Head, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 22, and will be featuring free food, a duck race, door prizes, hands-on-activities and more! View the full flyer for the event here: http://www.mtwatershed.com/events/indian-creek-watershed-festival-2/  ...[Read More]

USGS Sensor Deployment

USGS Sensor Deployment

September 11th, 2018

    As Hurricane Florence approaches the North and South Carolina shores, the current Category 4 storm forced the mandatory evacuation of over 1 million people. Officials are warning of “massive damage” to the coasts and surrounding areas, including extensive flooding. Six two-person crews from the United States Geological Survey agency are in...[Read More]

Remembering Ben Stout: An Environmental Legacy

Remembering Ben Stout: An Environmental Legacy

August 31st, 2018

Benjamin Stout, a pioneer and exceptional leader in the field of environmental science, dedicated his life to creating a positive impact on the community around him. Whether through his work as a professor of Biology at Wheeling Jesuit, his performance as an expert witness in court cases regarding watershed impairment, or his advocacy for impro...[Read More]