Access to Data and Related Information
Data for individual streams
Select for direct access to data and site documentation for streams listed by county. Data are provided in onscreen tables and can be downloaded in Excel file format. Site maps are provided by county and for individual sites.
Data for all streams
Select to submit an email request for data and site documentation for all streams in the database. Data will be provided in Excel file format by return email. Please provide your name, contact information, and a brief statement describing intended data use. This information will help quantify use of the Mountain Stream Database and may help with future progam funding.
Descriptions of methods and measurements
Select for descriptions of analysis methods and water quality measurements.
Mountain Stream Database
The Mountain Stream Database was launched with support from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation.
The database currently provides access to water chemistry data obtained for 461 mountain streams in 34 western Virginia counties by the Shenandoah Watershed Study (SWAS) and the Virginia Trout Stream Sensitivity Study (VTSSS). Data and site documentation can be viewed in onscreen tables and accessed in Excel file format.
- data collected in regional sampling surveys in 1987, 2000, and 2010
- data collected on a quarterly or seasonal basis from a regionally representative set of streams beginning in 1987>
- graphical data display for quarterly sample streams
- sample site documentation
- county-level and individual site maps
- descriptions of water quality measurements
- descriptions of analysis methods
- adjustments associated with instrument and method changes
SWAS-VTSSS data collection is a cooperative effort of multiple resources management agencies, conservation organizations, and volunteers (see Cooperators
Contact the SWAS-VTSSS program team
for additional information about the data and methods.
We encourage the use of SWAS-VTSSS data for scientific, resource management, and educational purposes. Acknowledgement for data used in publications and presentations should be given to:
Department of Environmental Science
University of Virginia
Clark Hall, 291 McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903