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Mammals March Madness – Friends of the Watershed Hydrology Lab pool

Come one, come all to the internet phenom, the most nerdy fun alternative march madness event ever: Mammals March Madness 2016! Will the snow leopard be upset by the Siberian chipmunk in the first round?* Unlikely. But what happens when the #8 seed Schoolcraft College Ocelots face the #9 …

2015 in review (with pictures)

2015 was an incredible year of scientific adventures for the Watershed Hydrology lab. Here are some of our highlights:   These Piper diagrams show the geochemistry of flowback water from fracking operations in the Marcellus shale of Pennsylvania, relative to literature values of groundwater contaminated with road salt, septic waste, and animal …

Research on street-scale bioretention featured in the news

Our work with Cleveland Metroparks on assessing the effects of retrofitting bioretention cells, rain gardens, and rain barrels into residential neighborhoods in Parma, Ohio has been been featured in several news stories thanks to a nice press release issued by Kent State. On November 20th, ran the story: “Kent …

Stream restoration 101 in video form

This video is a pretty good primer on the ideas and some of the techniques of stream restoration, as illustrated by a project in the South Branch of the Raritan River in New Jersey. Stream Restoration Project from Tightline Productions on Vimeo.