Laura Bybee, Maddy Jensen, Makenzie Skrabal, and Heather Ruiz helped out on a late fall/early winter snapshot of the Indian Creek Watershed on Sunday, November 16. In spite of two inches of snow the day before, and temperatures in the 20's, we were able to get samples from 31 out of 33 sites in the watershed. The ICWMA technical team is trying to sort out sources - particularly of E. coli - in the watershed, and these spatially finer sampling events help. The plan is to repeat in the early spring - hopefully after the snow is gone.
Congratulations to Kaycee Reynolds (Coe '12 and CWQL alum.) Her poster, “High-frequency Water Quality Monitoring to Quantify Uncertainties of Sampling Strategies in Agricultural Watersheds”, won second place at The Future of Big Data: From Data to Knowledge which was held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln. Her work was supported by the NSF-RAPID grant (principal investigator Amy Burgin (Coe '02 and CWQL alum)) that we have been working on.
Marty St. Clair is a chemistry and environmental studies professor at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.