Event Title

Analyzing Stream Network Changes from 1855 to Present for Watonwan River Watershed

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

18-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

18-4-2016 3:30 PM

Student's Major

Geography

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Fei Yuan

Mentor's Department

Geography

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

Research will be focused on the Watonwan River watershed that flows into the Blue Earth River, the Minnesota River’s largest tributary. Since the 1800’s major changes have occurred in the Watonwan River system’s structure due to erosion, and climate and landscape changes. Now the watershed contributes to the Blue Earth River’s transfer of large amounts of sediment and nitrates into the Minnesota River adversely affecting the overall water quality. Through historical plat map, digital elevation data, air photo interpretation, field survey, and hydrological data analysis, the stream network changes of the Watonwan River Watershed and their causes and effects will be analyzed. Results from this research can facilitate future water quality improvement programs by Minnesota residents and local agencies such as the regional Water Resources Center and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

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Apr 18th, 2:00 PM Apr 18th, 3:30 PM

Analyzing Stream Network Changes from 1855 to Present for Watonwan River Watershed

CSU Ballroom

Research will be focused on the Watonwan River watershed that flows into the Blue Earth River, the Minnesota River’s largest tributary. Since the 1800’s major changes have occurred in the Watonwan River system’s structure due to erosion, and climate and landscape changes. Now the watershed contributes to the Blue Earth River’s transfer of large amounts of sediment and nitrates into the Minnesota River adversely affecting the overall water quality. Through historical plat map, digital elevation data, air photo interpretation, field survey, and hydrological data analysis, the stream network changes of the Watonwan River Watershed and their causes and effects will be analyzed. Results from this research can facilitate future water quality improvement programs by Minnesota residents and local agencies such as the regional Water Resources Center and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Recommended Citation

Mulvihill, Roman. "Analyzing Stream Network Changes from 1855 to Present for Watonwan River Watershed." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/poster-session-B/10