Changing Hudson Project

Storm Effects on Wappinger Creek (xls, 73 KB)

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Storm chemistry data collected at the Wappinger Creek on the grounds of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. 

Why is it so salty? (xls, 67 KB)

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A dataset containing various sources of salt pollution for the watershed of the East Wappinger Creek in Millbrook, NY.  Different student groups become experts on different parts of the dataset.

Annual Temperature at Poughkeepsie (xls, 49 KB)

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Long term record of annual temperature at Poughkeepsie. 

Hudson River Temperature (xls, 35 KB)

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Long term record of the temperature of the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie. 

Invasives and Macroinvertebrates (xls, 58 KB)

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Data collected by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, showing the diversity and abundance of invertebrates in native and invasive aquatic plant beds in the Hudson River. 

Water Chestnut Invasion (xls, 34 KB)

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Data from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies showing the change in dissolved oxygen in response to water chestnut. 

Historic Pollution in the Hudson (xls, 49 KB)

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Long-term data set demonstrating the change over time in the Hudson River before and after sewage treatment plants.  Population data are also provided.  Parameters include total nitrogen, total phosphorus, suspended solids, and BOD. 

Hudson River Food Webs

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Grades: 
9-12

Overview of what lives in the Hudson River. 

Water Quality Overview

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Grades: 
9-12

Provides a chart that students can use to remind them of the "normal" ranges for common water quality parameters. 

Streams and Land Use Change

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Grades: 
9-12

How do urban areas affect runoff?  What happens to streams when it rains, both in urban and in rural areas?  This brief article provides and overview of the answers to those questions.

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