College of Science

Watershed Environments and Ecology Lab Projects

Local research and montioring

Photo by: Jessie Doyle

Project: Hydrology monitoring of the Santa Lucia Preserve

This monitoring provides preserve management data on stream flow and water quality conditions needed to ensure the continued success of steelhead populations.

Project: Five year Carmel monitoring of San Clemente Dam removal

This monitoring is to determine if the Carmel River in the vicinity of where the San Clemente Dam was removed is meeting the goals of improving conditions for all life stages of both resident (rainbow) and anadromous (steelhead) trout and improving aquatic habitat.

Project: New Zealand Mud Snail Invasion of the Carmel River

We monitor the expansion of the New Zealand mud snail since first discovering and reporting the infestation in the Carmel River.