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In The News
In 1998, a rapid drawdown of a dam in Northeast Indiana sent 100,000 cubic yards of sediment oozing over a five-mile stretch of the Fawn River's pristine gravel stream bed.
The release turned what was one of Indiana's few deep, swift, cobble-bottomed streams into a slow, wide, mud-clogged channel with eroding banks. Now, 15 years later, a set of restoration techniques has some segments of the muddied stream looking as clean as ever.
"None of us really knew how successful we were going to be when we started, and we're pretty pleased with where we are at this point," said Neal Lewis, a trustee with the Fawn River Restoration and Conservation Trust , a non-profit group working to return the stream to pre-1998 conditions.Read More
Where and how to monitor water quality is always a challenge, particularly in complex aquatic ecosystems. The new REASON Project from a team at Clarkson University is working to demonstrate the utility of using water quality instrumentation in dams on major rivers in the Great Lakes system.
Clarkson University Professor of Biology Michael Twiss spoke with EM about the new approach their team is taking at the Moses-Saunders Power Dam across the St. Lawrence River and the benefits the development of smart infrastructure such as this might offer.
“The upper St. Lawrence River is defined as that which leaves Lake Ontario and is just upstream from the city of Montreal,” explains Dr. Twiss.Read More
As we hear more and more about algal blooms of different kinds across the United States, teams of scientists are working hard to ensure that they don't become our new normal. One project in Florida is taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the problem—including genetic analysis.
The team's work is part of a full-court press in Florida recently, making a serious push to understand what is triggering more frequent blooms. Jose Lopez, Ph.D. , of Nova Southeastern University , the primary investigator on the genetic analysis portion of the project, spoke to EM about the project and his work on it.
“This is a very good project,” explains Dr. Lopez. “We're excited about it, and it's a lesson in persistence.”