This section of the Envirothon guide covers numerous topics pertaining to water including: water chemistry, hydrological cycle, water table, aquifers, porosity, movement of groundwater, wells, watersheds, streams & rivers, flow, alterations to a watershed, eutrophication, wetlands, lakes & ponds, lake turnover & stratification, estuaries, oceans, water pollution, movement of contaminants in water, remediation and water quality management.
- Water Overview – PowerPoint – updated 11/10/14
- Groundwater Contamination – 11/10/14
- WATER QUALITY – 4/8/17
- Designing a Raingarden – 3/30/18
- Watershed Delineation – PowerPoint – added 2/14
How to Deliniate a Watershed – NRCS
Thermal Pollution (pdf) – Wikipedia
Climate Change Likely Makes Storms Like Sandy Worse – MIT Technology Review
Central Mass Regional Stormwater Coalition videos. Background on BMP’s and stormwater. Although they are geared towards the federal MS4 stormwater permit requirements, there is a lot of information in them with real life examples that will help with the 2018 current issue topic as well as the water station test. Check out: Stormwater BMPs and LID, BMPs and LIDS in your community, Intro to water testing procedures and equipment, and Discussion on vegetative swales.
Central Mass Regional Stormwater Coalition did a tour of structural BMPs at Wachusett Reservoir in October 2017, assisted by Mass DCR. Part 1 below, Part 2 really soon…
Principles of Water Resources
Cech, Thomas; J. Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 2003
Dictionary Of Ecology and Environmental Science
Art, Henry New York 1994
Hands on Save Our Streams
Firehock, Karen Izaak Walton League of America, Inc; Gaithersburg, MD 1995
Basic Ground-water Hydrology
Heath, Ralph. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2220, 1998
Murck, Barbara & Skinner, Brian & Porter, Stephen C., John Wiley and Sons, Inc : New York 1996
Massachusetts Land and Pond Guide
Office of Water Resources, Lakes and Ponds Program, Boston, 2004
A Guide to Aquatic Plants in Massachusetts
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, 1999
Towel, Albert. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc. Orlando, FL 1991
Ground Water and Surface Water: A Single Resource
Winter, Thomas & Harvey, Judson W., & Franke, O. Lehn & Alley, William M.
U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1139: Denver, Colorado, 1998.
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