Leaf Pack As a Water Quality Monitoring Tool

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Stroud Water Research Center educators and entomologists joined together to test the effectiveness of leaf packs as easy-to-use monitoring devices for citizen groups. Comparing the results with those from widely accepted monitoring techniques on six sites along White Clay Creek, the Stroud Center found strong preliminary evidence that leaf packs can accurately differentiate between polluted and clean streams.

Funded by: E. Kneale Dockstaeder Foundation

Project Year: 2008

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