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Past Projects

2013 Research Programs

  • Indiana Fluvial Erosion Hazard Mitigation Program

2012 Research Programs

  • Cyanobacterial Ecology and Toxicology of Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Mitigation of Contaminants in Rural and Semi-Rural Environments to Protect Surface and Groundwater
  • Indiana Fluvial Erosion Hazard Mitigation Program
  • Urban Stream Restoration of Pleasant Run, Indianapolis, IN

2011 Research Programs

  • Cyanobacterial Ecology and Toxicology of Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Mitigation of Contaminants in Rural and Semi-Rural Environments to Protect Surface and Groundwater
  • Indiana Fluvial Erosion Hazard Mitigation Program
  • Urban Stream Restoration of Pleasant Run, Indianapolis, IN

2010 Research Programs

  • Cyanobacterial Ecology and Toxicology of Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Mitigation of Contaminants in Rural and Semi-Rural Environments to Protect Surface and Groundwater
  • Mapping Blue-Green Algae with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Central Indiana Stormwater Low Impact Development Research Monitoring Network
  • Environmental Impacts of Chemical Loadings and Transport During Floods
  • Urban Stream Restoration of Pleasant Run, Indianapolis, IN

2009 Research Programs

  • Cyanobacterial Ecology and Toxicology of Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Mitigation of Contaminants in Rural and Semi-Rural Environments to Protect Surface and Groundwater

2008 Research Programs

  • Cyanobacterial Ecology and Toxicology of Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Mapping Blue-Green Algae with Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Nutrient Specific Flow Paths during Storm Events in a Glaciated, Artificially Drained Landscape
  • 3D Hydrologic Model of Eagle Creek Reservoir

2007 Research Programs

  • Empirical and Bio-optical Modeling of Hyperspectral Reflectance for Improved Mapping of Water Quality Parameters in Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Contaminant Transport Dynamics During Storms in Medium to Large River Systems of the Midwest
  • Internal Phosphorus Cycling in an Urban Drinking Water Reservoir
  • Effects of Land Cover on Water Quality and Nutrient Loading

2006 Research Programs

  • Quantifying Blue-Green Algae of Central Indiana Reservoirs Using Hyperspectral Reflectance
  • Development of Time-Series Models for Water Quality Management in Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Stream Nitrate and Organic Carbon Dynamics during Storms in Eagle Creek Watershed

2005 Research Programs

  • Nutrient and Sediment Stream Budgets of Streams Under the Influence of Agriculture, Urbanization, and In-transition areas in Eagle Creek Watershed, IN
  • Nutrient Limitation and Phytoplankton Succession in Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Multi-Reservoir Survey Showing the Relationship between Nitrogen Limitation and Nuisance Algal Bloom Formation
  • Mapping Blue-Green Algae with Hyperspectral Imagery in Central Indiana Reservoirs
  • Watershed-Scale Evaluation of BMP Effectiveness and Acceptability: Eagle Creek Watershed, Indiana

2004 Research Programs

Water Quality and Nutrient Cycling in Indianapolis' Drinking Water Reservoirs and Their Watersheds

  • Mass Balance Study of Eagle Creek Reservoir
    • Watershed Nutrient Loading
    • Reservoir Nutrient Dynamics
  • Effects of Watershed  Residential Development on Stream Loading and Water Quality
  • Watershed Input Tracking of Allochthonous Organic Matter and Nutrients to Eagle Creek Reservoir
  • Reservoir Bottom Sediment: Metal Loading Monitoring

2003 Research Programs

Water Quality and Nutrient Cycling in Three Central Indiana Watersheds and Their Reservoirs: Eagle Creek/Eagle Creek Reservoir, Fall Creek/Geist Reservoir, and Cicero Creek/Morse Reservoir

  • Surficial Sediment Characterization
  • Watershed Sediment Contribution/Suspended Sediment Characterization
  • Reservoir Water Chemistry and Water Quality Characterization
  • Secure Data Repository and Database System
  • GIS Coverages and Spatial Analysis

Environmental Monitoring Buoy

Ongoing Monitoring of Eagle Creek Reservoir

  • Buoy measures chemical, physical, and biological parameters:
  • Three depths at a specific location in the reservoir
  • Measurements are taken every 15 minutes
  • Provides Real-Time Data

2002 Pilot Program

Sedimentologic and Biogeochemical Characterization of the Eagle Creek Watershed: Implications for Nutrient Cycling and Water Quality

  • Establish a database and data distribution site for program information and historical and background data
  • Initiate creation of a GIS system for reporting and presentation purposes
  • Reservoir Sediment Characterization
  • Reservoir Water Chemistry