Using Technology to Protect Tradition

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (NHBP)

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (NHBP) is facing the future with a firm grasp on tradition and a mastery of new technology to handle rapid growth and changes. Recognized as a tribe by the US federal government in 1995, the NHBP employs thousands in western and central Michigan. Since its inception, restoring its land […]
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Submerged Sensors of Sebago Lake

Portland Water District

Sebago Lake is the second largest lake in Maine—one of the only lakes in the nation with clean enough water for use by a drinking water facility without filtration requirements. Residents of the Greater Portland area are the beneficiaries, and they are invested in maintaining their lake's health. A joint project between the Portland Water […]
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Cellular Data Buoys Predict E. Coli

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park district is one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation with 8,100 acres of green space spread across 580 different parks. It also manages many indoor facilities, historical landmarks and beaches. At eight of its most popular beaches, the district has used cellular data buoys, for four years, in an […]
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Total Suspended Solids From Dredging

Tetra Tech

The Avalon Back Bay Maintenance Dredging Project, aimed to clear out portions of New Jersey’s Princeton Harbor and other surrounding harbors to maintain proper depths for shipping and recreation. The dredging project seeks to remove 120,000 cubic yards of material, a great deal of which has already been placed on Graven’s Island. The Borough of […]
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Emerald Isle Ferry Data

Central Michigan University

Though there are many buoys floating around Lake Michigan, many of these are deployed in nearshore areas and there are still plenty of offshore regions where scientists lack direct data from which to draw conclusions. One of these spaces is the stretch of water between Charlevoix, Michigan and Beaver Island, a popular destination for tourists. […]
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Chesapeake Bay Best Management Practices

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Because of the roles that shallow areas play in supporting the health of Chesapeake Bay, including serving as productive regions full of grass beds and nursery grounds for juvenile fish, managers with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are understandably interested in keeping tabs on how their conditions change over time. It’s possible to […]
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Wetland Research And Management

Florida Gulf Coast University

Wetlands the world over are important for a lot of reasons. For one, they are predicted to help buffer the effects of rising sea levels predicted alongside other effects of climate change globally. But on a more local scale, wetlands are important because they act as large living filters that increase water quality while at […]
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Washington Reservoir Temperature Changes

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

There are many major rivers flowing through the Pacific Northwest. Like others around the country, they are outfitted with various dams and reservoirs that are used to control their movements, provide energy and maintain drinking water supplies for those living around them. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plays a big hand in managing […]
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Cannelton Dam Hydroelectric Project

American Municipal Power

At four different sites along the Ohio River, American Municipal Power (AMP) Ohio is retrofitting old locks and dams operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to generate environmentally friendly hydropower. Many of these projects have broken ground over recent years, but the first to get underway was at Cannelton Dam, located along the […]
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Measuring Dissolved Oxygen For Hydropower

American Municipal Power

In southwest Kentucky, the town of Smithland isn’t home to many people. Its population as of 2010 barely broke 300, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But nevertheless, it is the namesake of a prominent dam operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers along the Ohio River: Smithland Locks and Dam. This dam has […]
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