NC State University / College of Veterinary Medicine


The development of river catchments with changes in land use can lead to increased stream turbidity and non-point source inputs. During storm events and increased precipitation, turbidity above standards can have direct deleterious effects on suspension-feeding mussels. Water chemistry (e.g., dissolved oxygen, nitrate, and pH) and discharge are variables measured during field experiments.

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 Urban Storm Flow 
      Municipal Wastewater
         Forested Storm Flow



The automated water chemistry instruments that we employ are useful for high resolution sampling during storm activity and bacterial source tracking. 

 ISCO SondeBac1
            ISCOTM (Teledyne)
 YSITM Sonde Multiparameter
    Vet School Pond


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