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USGS scientists install a double ring infiltrometer

2019 (approx.)

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In this photo, USGS scientists Megan Haserodt (Hydrologist) and Jenelle Wempner (Student Intern) install a double ring infiltrometer along a recreated floodplain of Underwood Creek, a tributary to the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The work is part of a larger study of how overbank flows and shallow groundwater in floodplains are connected for additional infiltration benefits during floods. This work is by the USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.


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