New Haven Register reports on the efforts of students at the Common Ground High School to monitor water quality of the West River, where new tide gates were recently installed. The students report better flow of saltwater into the estuary and an attendant increase in the number of marine fish.
Here’s an excerpt:
Students Andrew Velasquez, Ariana Rodriguez and Carlos Granda headed out on a recent afternoon into gentle waters of the West River.
Using a variety of instruments, they methodically measured the temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen in the brackish, tide-influenced water in 8 locations as far upstream as the Edgewood Park duck pond.
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