ESL Water Quality Monitoring


The Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory (VIMS ESL) has established continuous water-quality monitoring stations in Wachapreague (37° 36’ 27.80’’N 75° 41’ 08.93’’W) and Willis Wharf (37°30'44.22"N 75°48'22.40"W), Virginia. Both stations are maintained using a YSI EXO2 data sonde with a telemetry and control system by Green Eyes, LLC. Funding for the Willis Wharf station was provided by Steve and Barbara Johnsen, and site and utilities are provided by Cherrystone Aqua Farms. Data summaries for the last several years can be found in the following reports:  2018-2019, 2020, and 2021 (coming soon).


Live water-quality data for these two stations can be accessed by clicking the links below:

Map showing ESL water-monitoring stations.

For requests, questions, or suggestions about the water-quality data, please contact Darian Kelley [[v|dkelley]]; 757-787-5836).