MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Water Research Institute is receiving a $508,000 grant to continue a regional water quality monitoring and reporting program.
The institute is a program of National Research Center for Coal and Energy at West Virginia University.
The Morgantown school says the Colcom Foundation first funded the program in 2011 and has contributed more than $1.2 million dollars toward the overall effort.
The continuation of the program will allow researchers to identify long term trends in water quality in the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio river basins.
In total, the project monitors and reports water quality information for an area encompassing 25,000 square miles and covering portions of five states.