Event Title

Fluvial Island Processes Influencing River Quality Dynamics through Geometric and Biophysical Measurements on the Main Stem of the Susquehanna River

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ahmad Lachhab

Start Date

23-4-2019 12:00 PM

End Date

23-4-2019 1:00 PM

Description

Throughout the uprising issue of preserving water quality in the Susquehanna River, the complexities of the river system have been extensively studied with the absence of focusing on fluvial islands and their processes. Fluvial islands compose important hydrological and ecological features that can indirectly determine past behavioral status as well as indicate the condition of the river. A site located at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and that is accessible from the Isle of Que was used to collect information on biophysical and geometrical which were used to make inferences about the condition of the river. Parameters that were used included surveying vegetation, conducting a sediment analysis by sieve and hydrometer testing, and using Corbicula fluminea. Furthermore, the results were gathered in hopes to raise awareness about how fluvial islands can be included in river restoration projects as well as help to understand the dynamics of the river.

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Fluvial Island Processes Influencing River Quality Dynamics through Geometric and Biophysical Measurements on the Main Stem of the Susquehanna River

Throughout the uprising issue of preserving water quality in the Susquehanna River, the complexities of the river system have been extensively studied with the absence of focusing on fluvial islands and their processes. Fluvial islands compose important hydrological and ecological features that can indirectly determine past behavioral status as well as indicate the condition of the river. A site located at the confluence of the Susquehanna River and that is accessible from the Isle of Que was used to collect information on biophysical and geometrical which were used to make inferences about the condition of the river. Parameters that were used included surveying vegetation, conducting a sediment analysis by sieve and hydrometer testing, and using Corbicula fluminea. Furthermore, the results were gathered in hopes to raise awareness about how fluvial islands can be included in river restoration projects as well as help to understand the dynamics of the river.