Legacy Sediment, Riparian Corridors, and Total Maximum Daily Loads

This STAC workshop will be structured around panel discussions on each of three themes: legacy sediment, riparian corridors, and total maximum daily loads, with three-four experts on the panel who will be asked to address specific questions and cite key evidence.  These will be followed by group discussion and individuals designated as “synthesizers” will come […]

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How Legacy Sediment Impacts Streams and Floodplains

What is Legacy Sediment? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines legacy sediment as soil “that was eroded from upland areas after the arrival of early settlers and over the centuries of intensive land uses”, such as agriculture. This sediment accumulates along stream corridors, building up higher and higher as the years pass. Pennsylvania’s streams have […]

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The Impact of Hyporheic Exchange on Stream Temperature in Restored Systems

LandStudies’ project along Kurtz Run in Lancaster County shows promise as an example of how floodplain restoration can result in improvement of hyporheic exchange within the system and how that improvement can benefit the health of the system.   Issue One of the leading topics of discussion over the years in regard to stream health […]

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