Friends of Sonoita Creek to host USGS watershed expert at Annual Meeting

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Laura Norman was invited to give the Featured Talk at the Friends of Sonoita Creek (FOSC) Annual Meeting in Patagonia, Arizona, where she has been involved in research for the past 18 years. FOSC is an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Sonoita Creek and its watershed.

Dr. Norman presented preliminary results from a soils and water assessment to highlight areas of high runoff, erosion, and infiltration throughout the watershed. She also presented her local research to monitor restoration efforts, simulate the fate & transport of acid-mine drainage via sediment models, and provide a discussion of downstream impacts. The talk was covered by local newspapers: http://www.nogalesinternational.com/the_bulletin/news/friends-of-sonoita-creek-to-host-watershed-expert-offer-plans/article_0b3845c8-d501-11e5-8e31-87c17ad0a483.html and in Patagonia Regional Times p. 30 (http://www.patagoniaregionaltimes.org/).