The third RLC class introduced the students to the science behind a river system, the aquifer, and the watershed. In preparation for class they read an ESA article entited Water in a Changing World, along with fact sheets on floods and watersheds. Dr. Eric Benbow presented on the three topics during the first part of the class stressing the River Continuum Concept, the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer and the connection between surface and ground water. Katie Schoenenberger demonstrated this connection through with a model simulating how water (and contamination) move through the aquifer.
University of Dayton Rivers Institute, Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, River Stewards, Great Miami River
University of Dayton, "ASI 345 - Week 3" (2010). Blog Archive: River Reflections at the University of Dayton. 114.