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DEQ's regional offices are the primary point of contact for wetland and stream projects.


Jeff Hannah - VWP Permitting and Compliance Manager
Tidewater Regional Office
(757) 518-2146

Tidewater Regional Office serves the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton and York; and the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg.

Jaime Robb - VWP Permit Manager
Piedmont Regional Office
(804) 527-5086

Piedmont Regional Office serves the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Gloucester, Goochland, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Richmond, Surry, Sussex and Westmoreland; and the cities of Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond.

Trish Beasley - VWP Permit Manager
Northern Regional Office
(703) 583-3940

Northern Regional Office serves the counties of Arlington, Caroline, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, King George, Loudoun, Louisa, Madison, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Spotsylvania and Stafford; and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Keith Fowler - VWP Permit Manager
Valley Regional Office
(540) 574-7812

Valley Regional Office serves the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Fluvanna, Frederick, Greene, Highland, Nelson, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren; and the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester.

Jay Roberts - VWP Permit Manager
Blue Ridge Regional Office 
(540) 562-6785

Blue Ridge Regional Office serves the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Charlotte, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Halifax, Henry, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, and Roanoke; and the cities of Bedford, Clifton Forge, Danville, Covington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke and Salem.

Mark Trent - VWP Permit Manager
Southwest Regional Office
(276) 676-4816

Southwest Regional Office serves the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe; and the cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton.



VWP Contacts in
Central Office
Information Area Phone
Questions about VWP projects related to surface water withdrawals can be directed to the Office of Water Supply (OWS) Permitting Contacts page or directly to the Surface Water Withdrawal Territory Assignments map.
Dave Davis Director, Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection (804) 698-4105
Steve Hardwick VWP Coordinator (804) 698-4168
Michelle Henicheck Senior Wetland Ecologist (804) 698-4007
Sarah Woodford Mitigation Specialist (804) 698-4069
Brock Reggi Stream Restoration Specialist (804) 698-4243
Hannah Schul VDOT Permit Specialist (804) 698-4074
Mackenzie Scott VDOT Permit Specialist (804) 698-4371
Chris Egghart Cultural Resources Specialist (804) 698-4377
Brenda Winn Senior Program Coordinator (804) 698-4516
Nate Hughes Wetland and Stream Field Studies (804) 698-4026
Joe Grist Surface Water Withdrawal Manager (804) 698-4031
Lee Crowell Wetlands Enforcement Manager (804) 698-4450


Surface Water Investigations Program

VDEQ and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) are the primary agencies responsible for collecting hydrologic data in Virginia. The two agencies work cooperatively to provide a comprehensive picture of real-time and historical hydrologic conditions in the Commonwealth. The mission of the Surface Water Investigations Program (SWI) which is managed under the OWSP, is to collect systematic and reliable hydrologic data regarding the quantity of surface water and elevation of ground water in the Commonwealth. This is accomplished through a network of real-time satellite telemetry gauging stations and is essential for the successful planning and management of the Commonwealth’s water resources.

SWI field personnel currently monitor 68 surface water gages on an eight week schedule, servicing the real-time satellite equipment and measuring streamflow (“discharge”). Stream depth, width and velocity are measured in the waterway to determine discharge. From these measurements, a rating curve is developed by correlating discharge with water level in the stream (“gauge height”). The gage height is recorded every 15 minutes by a data logger located in a permanent gage house, saved and transmitted to the USGS database hourly by satellite telemetry, converted into discharge, then updated to the USGS website (

The office for the Surface Water Investigations Program is located in Charlottesville. Tommy Gibson may be contacted for information on the SWI program. Contact information for the SWI staff is listed in the table below.

Charlottesville Office Personnel Phone
Tommy Gibson - Hydrologist/Team Leader (434) 293-1025


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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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