Water Quality Projects
Our waterways receive overland flow during storms and water from our gutters and fields. Are there pollutants in Copeland Creek? Where do they come from? What parts of the creek are most compromised and when?
Spring 2012 to present.
Photo: US Geological Survey
Evapotranspiration is an important but variable part of the water cycle. To better understand water cycle dynamics in the Copeland Creek watershed, a student research team constructed and installed a sensor network to continuously monitor environmental conditions and sap flow (tree water loss) at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve located in the watershed headwaters.
Fall 2012 to present
Diagram: Wikipedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Surface_water_cycle.svg