Tracking the pulse of America’s rivers

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Researchers are using modern sensor technology to automatically track oxygen levels and other stream vital signs 24/7, through changing seasons, floods and droughts.

In a new study, researchers analyzed at least a year’s worth of data from 222 rivers across the United States. The hope is that continuous tracking will get them closer to understanding the ‘pulse’ of streams, and how their ability to support life might change with land development and climate change.

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