The living and non-living things we find in our streams tell a story about what humans are doing on the land surrounding them. Looking at abiotic factors such as stream temperature, stream depth and conductivity can indicate the health of the stream as well as the surrounding land. This is extremely valuable when researching human impact on certain ecosystems.
The data you see here are part of the Cary Institute Environmental Monitoring Program, which has been recording environmental data since 1984. This particular dataset was collected by Vicky Kelly, and shows the stream depth, conductivity, discharge, and temperature of the Wappinger Creek.
For more data from the Cary Institute long-term Environmental Monitoring program, see our Level 2 dataset on stream hydrology and the Level 3 dataset that includes the Environmental Monitoring archive.
Data Sampling & Compilation
Data Source: Vicky Kelly and the Cary Institute Environmental Monitoring Program