The development of river catchments with changes in land use can lead to increased stream turbidity and non-point source inputs. During storm events and increased precipitation, turbidity above standards can have direct deleterious effects on suspension-feeding mussels. Water chemistry (e.g., dissolved oxygen, nitrate, and pH) and discharge are variables measured during field experiments.
| Urban Storm Flow || Municipal Wastewater|| Forested Storm Flow|
The automated water chemistry instruments that we employ are useful for high resolution sampling during storm activity and bacterial source tracking.
| ISCOTM (Teledyne) || YSITM Sonde Multiparameter|| Vet School Pond|