Reporting on Last Spring's Historic Flood Event
While the contractors are busy making progress in Unit A, I thought I’d take a little bit of time to give a short report. This spring has been a complete 180 degrees different than last year. In 2011, we had received more than 25 inches of rainfall in April and May and were just now saying goodbye to the last of the flood waters during the first week of June.
During the historic flood event the staff at Duck Creek and the Big Rivers/Wetland Field Station went out into the field and sampled some of the flooded habitats on Duck Creek to see which critters were utilizing the flooded conditions.
Overall, it was pretty impressive. To see what we found, click on the video link to see a summary of our sampling effort during the spring flood event of 2011.