Here we explore the Critical Zone that encompasses the lowermost groundwater to the atmosphere that meets the earth. Exchanges between rock, water, soil, and living things that are critical to our sustainability. To understand the importance of this zone to us, this blog will focus on Critical Zone processes in Springfield, Ohio, our home.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Infiltration Test at Vacant Lot to Evaluate for Stormwater Detention
Wittenberg student, Melissa Sullivan, pours water into the hole she and Marley Tullis excavated. The will determine how fast water infiltrates into the soil. From this evaluation, Geology of the Critical Zone students will be able to evaluate the potential for this vacant lot site in Springfield, Ohio to detain stormwater and reduce combined sewage overflow. Sky Schelle, Springfield Stormwater Coordinator, is in the background.