Floating lab studies changes in Savannah River

By on March 27, 2012

Scientists on a two-week float down the Savannah River on a house boat packed with environmental monitoring equipment will study the changes in a single parcel of water as it flows downstream and out to Savannah Harbor, according to a report from the Augusta Chronicle.

The study comes at a time of regulatory change for the river as officials attempt to correct low dissolved oxygen levels in Savannah Harbor by limiting oxygen-depleting discharges from facilities as far as 200 miles upstream. An EPA-devised plan under review aims to cut discharges of some wastes along the river from 500,000 pounds per day to 100,000 pounds.

Read more at The Augusta Chronicle.

Image credit: Zach Boyden-Holmes, The Augusta Chronicle.

About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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