Neither the Pocahontas County Commission nor the Pocahontas County Water Resources Task Force assumes responsibility for the accuracy of this information. Although a lot of hard work went into this mapping tool, the data herein comes from several organizations. Thus, persons using this information should take great care to verify its accuracy and ensure proper understanding prior to use for any project or reason.
Please note, in order to refine these safe yield calculations, much more data is needed. The only water consumption data currently available for Pocahontas County is the WV DEP’s large quantity user dataset. Thus, all water consumers using less than 750,000 gallons/month are not accounted for in this analysis. You will notice on this map that most watersheds show 0 mgd of water consumption.
Although we know that in all likelihood there is some amount of water being consumed, we cannot quantify it without data. Given this, the “remaining safe yield” figures may be somewhat inaccurate. The Pocahontas County WRTF hopes to build a better water consumption database in the coming years in order to more precisely calculate safe yield. If you have water consumption data you are willing to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Virginia has no water quality standard for TSS. While it has a standard for turbidity, this standard is only applied using monitoring data from above and below sediment sources, and is therefore not an appropriate metric to assess whether an entire watershed is meeting its sediment goals.