Clara and Dan taking some initial readings from the newly-installed piezometer while rocking the wader look.
Once we got some initial readings from the new piezometer, we took readings from other ones that have already been installed. We also downloaded weather and water temperature data from stations around the conservancy. Dan teaches an aquatic ecology course in the fall, and is planning to use some of these data for the course. Clara and I are actually enrolled in the class, so we were excited to get a sneak peak of what fun things we'll get to learn about!
Maya taking water depth readings.
Our visit to the Belwin Conservancy was a great opportunity to learn about groundwater and try something new for a day, but we're back to work on mussels, sediment, and the Minnesota River basin!