Embrace a Stream Update

Thanks to a combination Greater Boston Trout Unlimited and NepRWA volunteers, we’ve been able to install temperature loggers to track the water temperatures in our cold water streams. And this was all done while wearing masks and practicing social distancing! The volunteers who’ve “adopted the loggers” will check on them periodically to download the data for analysis.

 

Temperature loggers identify areas that stay cool in the summer vs. areas that get too hot. Cold-water fish, like brook trout, need the water to stay cold in order to survive the summer heat.

 

The information that we get from the loggers helps us to prioritize areas that need land protection and stream bank restoration to maintain cold water “safe zones” for the fish.

 

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