Stream Gauges on the Keweenaw Peninsula

The Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting a public presentation and discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in GLRC 202. Thomas Weaver, supervisory hydrologist and section chief, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will present "Stream Gauges on the Keweenaw Peninsula: Why they are important and how we get them back."

During the June 2018 flood, the stream gauge on the Pilgrim River was swept away. Gauges on Coles Creek and the Montreal River had been discontinued in 2016, and on the Gratiot River in 2018, when funding ended. This presentation will address what we can learn from data collected at these gauges, why stream data is important for infrastructure design and repair as well as fishery and ecology management, and how we can support the USGS in continuing the collection of stream data in our watersheds. This talk is hosted in collaboration with Michigan Tech and the Houghton/Keweenaw Conservation District

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), 202
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931

Event Type

Academics, Lectures/Seminars

Target Audience

General Public

Chemistry, Biological Sciences
Contact Name

Amy Marcarelli


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