Spatial Variability of Streambed Hydraulic Conductivity across Multiple Stream Orders

Biological Systems Engineering
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Aaron Mittelstet
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This project will be testing a hypothesis that streambed conductivity will vary between the same and multiple stream orders as a function of soil type of the contributing watershed.  The student will have the opportunity to perform both field and lab work. In the field, the student will help measure streambed conductivity and collect streambed samples at multiple streams within the Frenchman Creek watershed. In the lab, the student will conduct sieve analysis for multiple samples to determine the grain-size distribution, which will then be used to estimate streambed conductivity.

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