Field season wraps up in the Catfish Creek Watershed…

Freeze-up came at the end of November in Catfish Creek Watershed, bringing a close to the 2013 field season. Water and weather monitoring instruments not designed for extreme low temperatures or in danger of being drifted over by snow were removed from the watershed through the month of November. In total, 26 perched water table level loggers, 13 in-stream water level loggers, 2 automated water samplers and 1 weather station will get to spend the winter months in the warmth of the University of Manitoba lab; awaiting early spring re-deployment.

Removal of the most remote water monitoring equipment began in late fall.

Removal of the most remote water monitoring equipment began in late fall.

Amber removes perched groundwater level loggers from wells.

Amber removes perched groundwater level loggers from wells.

This weather station was in danger of being completely engulfed by a snow drift if left in place over the winter - after only a week of snow cover, the snowpack was already deep in this location.

This weather station was in danger of being completely engulfed by a snow drift if left in place over winter – after only a week of snow cover, the snowpack was already deep in this location.

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