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Help Duluth scientists with stream flow data

Updated: April 07, 2020 06:04 PM

While you're out getting some fresh air during this time of social distancing, you can help scientists monitor spring stream flow in Duluth. 

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With spring rain and snow melt, Duluth streams are more active than ever.  Yet, with the 'Stay at Home' order, the Natural Resources Research Institute scientists are not able to gather their data as usual.  It's more important now for the public to help with the data collection.

"What people can do is, they can walk through trails or parks and they can see these staff guages and they can read the height of the water," Tiffany Sprague, the NRRI Watershed and Stormwater Research Coordinator, said.  "Then they can send that height in through a text message."  

Look for any of the 17 water gauges in streams around Duluth.  Each guage has an identification number.  Include that and the measurement in your text to add to a national database. 

For more information on how to do it, visit their website

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