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

LOCSS at the AGU Fall Meeting

December 17, 2018

By Grant Parkins During the week of December 10, several LOCSS team members attended the American Geophysical Union’s Fall meeting.  The AGU fall meeting is the largest earth and space science meeting in the world.  This year’s meeting was held … Continued

LOCSS in Bangladesh

November 30, 2018

The LOCSS team has been working hard to expand our reach and study lakes in new locations.  In addition to our first study lakes in North Carolina, we are now monitoring lakes in Washington and have made connections to begin … Continued

Why Study Lake Water Storage?

November 15, 2018

By Grant Parkins The purpose of our project is to better understand how the volume of water in lakes, called lake water storage, is changing over time.  We do that by observing how both the lake surface height and the … Continued

LOCSS Expands To Washington!

October 31, 2018

By Grant Parkins In September, the LOCSS team travelled west to install lake gauges and begin studying lakes in the state of Washington.  We’ve partnered with Washington State Parks, Snohomish and King Counties, the cities of Sammamish and Kirkland, as … Continued

LOCSS Team Visits Wisconsin

October 15, 2018

By Grant Parkins We first learned about the Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network as we were researching citizen science lake monitoring programs before applying for funding for the LOCSS program.  We found out that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources was … Continued

Meet A Citizen Scientist: Darren Kelly

August 27, 2018

by Grant Parkins When the Lake Observations by Citizen Scientists and Satellites (LOCSS) project began in early 2017, our first order of business was to begin studying some of the unique lakes in eastern North Carolina.  Bladen County was a … Continued