The students of the CREST Center of Aquatic Chemistry and Environment’s (CAChE) Discovery 1 class became citizen scientists for a day when they witnessed the ever-rising flooding in Shorecrest last weekend.
During high tide, the student researchers waded into the flooded areas, collecting water to measure the quality of the water and the depth of the flood. This data can then be used to help monitor urban flooding that so many residents are experiencing. It can be compared with previously recorded depths from the citizen science events hosted by the Sea Level Solutions Center during King Tides.
CREST CAChE student researchers are now better prepared to lead other citizens scientist in the recording of water quality and depth for future flooding events.