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Stream Watch: Leaf Pack as a Monitoring Tool

410 537 Stroud Water Research Center

A project to help community volunteers assess the water quality of the White Clay Creek watershed.

In tandem with leaf packs placed at eight White Clay Creek Stream Watch sampling sites, Stroud Water Research Center scientists collected samples at each site using the traditional methods of stream bottom sampling.

By comparing the macroinvertebrate data from each method, this experiment provided an indication of whether the two techniques are comparable in determining water quality.

Learn more about the Stream Watch Project

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