Recently we learned that we have been granted additional funding to expand the LOCSS project. With this additional funding, we have plans to answer new scientific questions and expand our network of lakes. We plan to add more lakes in the regions where we are already studying lakes, as well as expand to new regions.
We are interested in including new study lakes, and are happy to work with new partners and citizen scientists to make that happen. Ideally, we are looking for lakes that formed naturally, are at least 10 acres in size, and located in an area where we can work with citizen scientists to get regular lake height measurements.
If you know of a lake that would be a good fit for our project, please let us know! You can let us know by filling out a simple online form.
The LOCSS team may be able to travel and install a gauge in the lake you suggest, particularly if we are able to include multiple lakes in the same area. But we realize that sometimes it's not possible to install gauges in multiple lakes in an area, and we want to be able to include a single lake when there is good local support for it. So we are now able to send supplies to new local partners to install the gauge on their own. There is no cost to the local partner, and installing a lake gauge is a simple process that almost anyone can do. We've even created a video to teach you how to do it, and we are available to answer any questions about the process.
If you would like more information about including your lake in our study, check out our "Get Involved" page. And if you have a lake you would like to see included in our study, let us know by clicking here.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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