Save Our Streams…otherwise known in our household as stream monitoring. The town in which I live studies three watersheds, each of which contribute to the Potomac River. My home backs onto a tributary of Watts Branch, so I am involved in monitoring that stream. It is a beautiful day. Am I ready?You bet! This is what it looks like along the way to the monitoring site.
We have had so much rain…over 16 inches combined for August and September, at least double the average, so it is not surprising how muddy it was. There has been incredible stream erosion. Check out this post to see what I mean about flooding!
You can see the debris line here at the base of the post, marking how how the flood waters went, and see how far it was from the stream.
Over time the data will be looked at for changes. In the meantime…a good day outside with other volunteers that care about the environment. Woo Hoo!