This project compares the current state of 11 Bucks County, Pennsylvania streams with data collected from 1968-1971, before the Clean Water Act went into effect. Research comparisons will document whether the ecological condition of these streams has improved due to mandated reductions in point-source pollution discharges, deteriorated as a result of watershed development in Bucks County, or remained the same over time.
Funded by: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard W. Sweeney
Collaborators: Thomas L. Bott, John K. Jackson, Louis A. Kaplan, Anthony K. Aufdenkampe (Stroud Water Research Center), Ernie Schuyler (Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia)
Project Years: 2007, 2008, 2009