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Algal bloom in Brandywine Creek where it flows under a railroad bridge.

Who’s Polluting Our Water? Scientists’ New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could Tell Us

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Not all algae are harmful but too much can be deadly. Why? Because when they die, the blooms feed bacteria that rob the water of oxygen. 

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Deciphering the origin of riverine phytoplankton using in situ chlorophyll sensors

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Peipoch, M., and S. Ensign. 2022. Limnology and Oceanography LettersPeipoch, M., and S. Ensign. 2022. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 7(2): 159-166.

Three researchers seated on the ground and one standing collect samples from a rainfall simulator.

After the Harvest, the Rain Must Come

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Researchers at Stroud Water Research Center are using a rainfall simulator to assess how farming practices affect water quality in our streams and rivers.

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Beyond the light effect: how hydrologic and geomorphologic stream features control microbial distribution across pool sequences in a temperate headwater stream

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Ouellet V., M.D. Daniels, M. Peipoch, L. Zgleszewski, N. Watson, E. Gibson, S. Krause, and J. Kan. 2021. Ecohydrology, early online access.

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Draining the landscape: how do nitrogen concentrations in riparian groundwater and stream water change following milldam removal?

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Lewis, E., S. Inamdar, A.J. Gold, K. Addy, T.L.E. Trammell, D. Merritts, M. Peipoch, P.M. Groffman, J. Hripto, M. Sherman, J. Kan, R. Walter, and E. Peck. 2021. Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences 126(8), e2021JG006444.

Water Quality Modeling to Support Source Water and Aquatic Life Protection, Octoraro Creek, Pennsylvania and Maryland

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This project supports water quality monitoring and development of a water quality model to guide an alternative restoration plan for the Octoraro Creek Watershed. The data, model, and plan will…

Restoration Project Impact Assessment in Support of Delaware River Watershed Initiative

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This project quantifies the positive impact of one or several restoration projects associated with the Delaware River Watershed Initiative, namely those funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Delaware…

Phytoplankton Dynamics at the Brandywine River

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High-frequency temperature, oxygen, and chlorophyll sensors, canoe float trips, and nutrient monitoring are the tools being used to study how much and how fast algae grow while they travel down…

Monitoring Fish Populations and Stream Habitat Quality for the National Park Service

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This project monitors biological conditions, water quality, habitat integrity, and fish at 37 sites in 10 national parks in the National Capital Region Network around Washington, D.C. The findings of…

Mitigating Agricultural Pollution of Fresh Water and Combating Climate Change by Restoring Soil Health Through Conservation and Organic Agricultural Practices

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Plowing, disking, synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides have damaged the health of agricultural soils, resulting in reduced rainfall infiltration and storage, increased stormwater and pollutant runoff, degraded streams, and contaminated groundwater.…