Blue River Field Trip – ECU/The Oka’ Institute

Dec 13, 2023 | BRFO News, Events

BRFO hosted a field trip to the Blue River led by Dr. Barney Austin of Aqua Strategies as part of the ECU/The Oka’ Institute Summer Guest Lecturer series.

Dr. Austin’s classroom portion and Blue River field trip focused on how to measure important physical and chemical properties of water with modern equipment, including stream cross-section development, velocity, and discharge measurements.

Students experienced hands-on demonstrations at several locations on the river, which was recovering from flood conditions due to significant prior rainfall.

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