Nearly $500,000 federal dollars heading to Virginia to improve water quality management

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Nearly $500,000 in federal money is heading to the Commonwealth to improve and protect water quality of rivers, lakes, streams, groundwater, and other water bodies in the state.

The funds from the Environmental Protection Agency will go to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to assist them in creating a user-friendly portal to complete water quality assessments and improve accessibility to information on water monitoring assessment data, according to a joint press statement from U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine.

Funds will also go towards mapping flood probability zones and developing tools for sharing information with localities.

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