In hip waders and rubber boots, Mitchell Buck dropped himself into the chilly waters of Goshen Cove [in Waterford, Connecticut] Thursday morning [January 17], then sloshed through the shallow pond in search of a perch for a device that could help solve a persistent problem in this important tidal wetland.

“We’re going to install a tide gauge off this bridge to see how the tides in this pond compare to the tides in the ocean,” said Buck, coastal engineer with the Woods Hole Group, an environmental consulting firm. “It’s that daily tidal flushing that keeps the pond from becoming stagnant.”

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