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Long-Term Hydrological Studies Initiated

Saturday, January 1, 2005
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With funding from NSF and the Harvard Center for the Environment, the Forest has begun long-term studies of two small headwater Weir Intallationstreams on the Prospect Hill Tract. On Nelson Brook, weirs were installed on the two outlets of the 11-ha Black Gum Swamp. On Bigelow Brook, the existing culvert below the 3-ha Beaver Swamp was repaired, and a pipe installed in the stream channel 300m above the Swamp. All four sites will be instrumented early in 2005 to measure stream flow and water temperature, with the eventual goal of posting measurements in near-real time on the Harvard Forest web page.

View more pictures of the and weirs. 

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