LOCSS in Massachusetts!

June 24, 2019

by Grant Parkins On Wednesday, June 19, staff from the City of Worcester, Massachusetts installed a LOCSS lake gauge and sign in Bell Pond, a 10 acre lake located in the Bell Hill neighborhood of the city.  Senior Environmental Analyst … Continued

New LOCSS Study Lakes in Washington

June 21, 2019

by Grant Parkins In fall of 2018, the LOCSS team began studying lakes outside of North Carolina for the first time, when we put gauges in 12 lakes in the state of Washington.  During that time, we were able to … Continued

LOCSS Expands to Illinois!

May 31, 2019

By Grant Parkins Several LOCSS team members travelled to Illinois the week of May 13 to begin studying lakes in the northeastern portion of the state. The groundwork for studying lakes in the state actually began in November 2018 when … Continued

LOCSS Has Gone International

May 24, 2019

By Grant Parkins Back in November, we reported that LOCSS team member Faisal Hossain was working to expand the LOCSS program to Bangladesh.  We are pleased to report that our partners at the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), in collaboration with HMRC, … Continued

LOCSS at the Citizen Science Association Conference

May 1, 2019

By Grant Parkins In March, the Citizen Science Association held their conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.  More than 800 attendees from 28 countries attended to learn about the latest in the field of Citizen Science.  LOCSS team members Sarah Yelton, … Continued

Monitoring Lake Surface Area Using Satellites

February 27, 2019

By Sarina Little, Masters’ Student, UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Geological Sciences Remote sensing is the use of satellites to scan the earth to gain information about our planet. The development of remote sensing techniques has vastly expanded our abilities to … Continued

What Lake Water Storage Can Tell Us About the Water Cycle

February 19, 2019

by Tamlin Pavelsky, Associate Professor of Geological Science, UNC-Chapel Hill We believe that lakes are sensitive to changes in the overall water cycle.  When we get more rain, lake levels go up.  When it’s hot and more water is evaporating, … Continued

Why Are Lake Levels Important for Wildlife?

January 20, 2019

By Morgan Johnson, Media and Journalism major, UNC School of Media and Journalism, Class of 2019  Lake water levels play an integral role in the survival of many different aquatic species and communities, so it is important to study these … Continued

Welcome Sarina Basile!

December 18, 2018

We would like to welcome Sarina Basile to the LOCSS team. Sarina is a student in the Department of Geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is pursuing her Master of Science degree in Geology, with … Continued