Boone

A collaborative effort between the department of Environmental Science, Visual Arts and the Center for Environmental Restoration (CER), this project looks the efficiency of a newly constructed storm water wetland at Boone Woods Park.  Flow devices, a rain gauge, water level recorders and field cameras (from the Visual Arts Department) were installed at two inlets and one outlet of the wetland.  The data that is received will help researchers determine how water level and flow changes in the wetland during storm events, which will ultimately help them understand how long the wetland holds water after a storm.  If successful, the CER will then use this method at wetlands they have constructed to determine how efficiently the wetlands are functioning.