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Weather patterns causing higher than normal water levels in Lake Ontario

Greetings from the Depew 2! We've been away for a while - life has a way of deterring you sometimes. But when Lake Ontario starting appearing on the news frequently, we decided to take a ride out to our beach to see what we would find. It was breath taking really! Many of the piers and the large rocks that line the boat launches were partially or completely underwater. Our beach is gone, under an angry lake and huge piles of debris, more than we could even get to or do anything about. I have included a picture to show what the beach is like on a normal, calm sunny day.

Experiment on Microplastics and Gas Exchange

Dear FreshWater Watch community, within our citizen-science project we normally monitor for MACROplastics, that our volunteers remove from rivers' shores. But, in our research, we study MICROplastics.

Spring has Sprung but the aquifer seems low? Blue wing olive eggs hatched a very Happy Easter renewal

Hi Everyone - We are gradually building up a view of what is happening on our little river, this being Easter I thought I would share with you a different kind of Easter Egg? The site Below curved lock is not only a FreshWater Watch sample site but has been the site of ARMI Riverfly monitoring for water quality using invertebrate species and abundance. It is the site of a translocation of species under IUCN guidelines to replace an indiginous species lost through a pollution incident (Paul's Malt 2011 upstream at Bury St Edmunds).

Januarie Hall's Blog #39

Hey there Water enthusiasts!

Guess what… I’m back! I wanted to share a quick blog highlighting what I like to call SUCCESS!

Many of you will be aware that it has been announced that the amazing work undertaken over the last 5 years on the HSBC Water Programme will continue for another 3 years! It makes sense after such a successful framework of relationships has been built which have achieved staggering results.

Opportunities and synergies, Water Quality monitoring in Roman Colchester

Yesterday I was assessed by Ben Fitch (the national coordinator) and passed as an Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) tutor/trainer in presenting the Rivefly Monitoring Initiative in the beautiful grounds of Colchester Castle.