Virginia Institute of Marine Science
The Ware River is a small coastal estuary draining into the Chesapeake Bay estuary. VIMS monitored the Ware watershed for rain events, runoff, and impacts to the estuary from April 1979 through July 1981.
This entry contains the runoff volume, rainfall and water quality monitoring data files for the portion of the study known as Part 1 – Nonpoint source contributions. Streams and small catchments representing suburban, agricultural and forested small basins were monitored regularly and during large rainfall events to estimate pollution loading to the estuary from the watershed. Methods and results are documented in the related literature. Data files were processed using SAS ver. 9.4 software (Statistical Analysis System, SAS Institute, Inc.) and are provided in Text (.csv) format. The SAS scripts used for processing and original data files are also provided. See the readme.txt file for data dictionary and further data processing information.
Digital files of rainfall and runoff event data for the Ware River Watershed, Gloucester Virginia. April 1979 through July 1981.
Files | Description
- Readme.txt: Data dictionary
- Ware_NPS_Stations.pdf: Map of Non-Point Stations
- Ware_NPS_Runoff_WQ.csv: NPS Runoff monitoring Water Quality Data
- Ware_NPS_Events_WQ.csv: NPS Storm Events Water Quality Data
- Ware_Runoff_Flow_NPS2.csv: Runoff flow data for station NPS2
- Ware_Runoff_Flow_NPS5.csv: Runoff flow data for station NPS5
- Ware_Runoff_Flow_NPS7.csv: Runoff flow data for station NPS7
- Ware_Runoff_Flow_NPS8.csv Runoff flow data for station NPS8
- Ware_NPS_Rain_Daily.csv: Daily Rainfall data for stations NPS2, NPS7 and VIMS base meteorological stations
- Ware_NPS_Runoff_WQ.sas: SAS script to process chem1 and chem2.data files
- Ware_NPS_Events_WQ.sas: SAS script to process poll1 and poll2.data files
- Ware_Runoff_Flow_NPS2.sas: SAS script to process flow2.data file (station NPS2)
- Ware_NPS_Rain_Daily.sas: SAS script to process rain.data file
- chem1.data, chem2.data: Original chem1 and chem2.data files of runoff
- poll1.data, poll2.data: Original poll1 and poll2.data files of storm events
- flow2.data, flow3.data, flow7.data, flow8.data: Original flow data files (note: flow3.data contains NPS5 data and was possibly mislabeled)
- rain.data: Original rainfall file for NPS2, 7 and VIMS base
Non-Point sources, pollution, Water Quality, Ware River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Monitoring, Runoff
Anderson, G. F., Bosco, C., & Neilson, B. (1982) Ware River intensive watershed study- Part 1. Nonpoint source contributions. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/4j7a-3b78
Bosco, C., Anderson, G. F., & Neilson, B. (1982) Ware River intensive watershed study - Part 2. Estuarine Receiving Water Quality. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/w1ge-9c78
Anderson, Gary F. and Bosco, Cindy. 1981. "Nonpoint sources and impacts in a small coastal plain estuary: a case study of the Ware River basin, Virginia. in Flynn, K. C. Nonpoint Pollution Control--Tools and Techniques for the Future: Proceedings of a Technical Symposium. Rockville, Md. : Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/vimsbooks/159
Anderson, G. F., Bosco, C., & Neilson, B. (1983) Ware River intensive watershed study - Project Summary. Chesapeake Bay Program. EPA/600-S3-83-078. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary. https://scholarworks.wm.edu/reports/2527
See also related data:
Anderson, Gary F., "Ware River Intensive Watershed Study Data Files - Part 2. Estuarine Receiving Water Quality" (2021). Data. William & Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/cwzj-2v91
Anderson, Gary F., "Ware River Intensive Watershed Study Data Files: Part 1. Nonpoint source contributions" (2021). Data. William & Mary.