Trout Unlimited Webinar

Written by 3 Rivers QUEST on . Posted in Events, News

On Wednesday, February 27th at 7 pm, Trout Unlimited will host a webinar highlighting water quality monitoring efforts in the Allegheny National Forest. In partnership with Penn State University and the US Forest Service, TU has hosted a series of “Watershed Snapshot Days”. At these synoptic sampling events, citizen scientists, TU and partners blitz the ANF to collect an extensive suite of water quality data on dozens of streams throughout the forest to identify and characterize the distribution of water quality impacts. In this webinar, Penn State Researcher Josh Woda and US Forest Service hydrologist Chuck Keeports will present the key findings of this monitoring effort, including insights into the impacts related to oil and gas development and acid rain.

Click here to register for the webinar.

USGS Sensor Deployment

Written by Jude Platz on . Posted in News

    As Hurricane Florence approaches the North and South Carolina shores, the current Category 4 storm forced the mandatory evacuation of over 1 million people. Officials are warning of “massive damage” to the coasts and surrounding areas, including extensive flooding. Six two-person crews from the United States Geological Survey agency are installing real-time rapid deployment gauges and storm-surge sensors to record data from the impending storm. The sensors are being deployed from the Atlantic Coast to the eastern portions of West Virginia as meteorologists are forecasting 6-10+ inches of rain to slam the region, with some areas already receiving 2-5 inches over the last 48 hours. All sensors are being deployed in the Short-Term Network and the data will be available to view on Thursday through the Flood Event Viewer. To view this data, click here, then open up the tab labeled “USGS – Flood Viewer”. Data from past events will also be available through this website.

Remembering Ben Stout: An Environmental Legacy

Written by Jude Platz on . Posted in News

Benjamin Stout, a pioneer and exceptional leader in the field of environmental science, dedicated his life to creating a positive impact on the community around him. Whether through his work as a professor of Biology at Wheeling Jesuit, his performance as an expert witness in court cases regarding watershed impairment, or his advocacy for improving the water quality of West Virginia’s rivers, Ben left his mark on the industry, and left a lasting impact on the community and the people he worked with. Ben died of cancer Aug. 3 at his home in Wheeling, surrounded by his family. Read about his incredible impact here: