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LACMRERS: Productive Partnerships

Posted on February 27th, 2012

Every day seems to bring a flood of negative environmental news. The problems are so complex, they often seem beyond the scope of what one person can address. IIHR researchers know how challenging the problems can be. That doesn’t stop them, though, and in fact, they believe they knows the key: collaboration. LACMRERS can bring […]

LACMRERS Director Doug Schnoebelen.

Studying Arsenic in Iowa’s Groundwater

Posted on August 2nd, 2011

IIHR Research Scientist Doug Schnoebelen is part of a team studying the presence of arsenic in private wells in Cerro Gordo County, where the levels are particularly high.

Rachel Yucuis (foreground) and Zach Rodenburg complete safety training in preparation for a research cruise on Lake Michigan.

PCBs: Dredging Up a Problem

Posted on May 11th, 2011

For more than a century, toxins generated by heavy industry settled to the bottom of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC) in East Chicago, Ind., creating thick sludgy mud that is home to everything from heavy metals to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans to dredge the canal, but the plan raises questions for scientists.

Boat Safety Guidelines

Posted on May 6th, 2011

by Douglas J. Schnoebelen, LACMRERS Director Introduction River and lake research for hydrologists, geologists, engineers, biologists, and other scientists often involves the use of boats under a variety of conditions. In particular, scientists from the University of Iowa’s IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering and the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) routinely depend on […]

Young Problem-Solvers Visit LACMRERS

Posted on April 25th, 2011

Thirty-five student participants in the Future Problem Solvers program recently visited the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi River Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS) to learn more about water quality.

Learning from the River

Posted on January 31st, 2011

IIHR offers a popular Water-Quality Class based at LACMRERS, the university’s field station on the Mississippi River. In June 2010, students enjoyed a beautiful early summer day on the river. Click on any image to see a gallery.

Oil and Coastal Plants

Posted on January 19th, 2011

In the summer of 2010, UI researchers found a hostile environment on the Gulf Coast — and not just because of the BP oil spill. “We couldn’t take the boat where we wanted to, because the Coast Guard had authority,” says Jerry Schnoor, an IIHR research engineer and professor of civil and environmental engineering. “We […]

LACMRERS Coursework

Posted on January 18th, 2011

Learning from the River Fishing with electricity can earn you a hefty fine in Iowa, but it’s a valuable tool when used by scientists and fishery management teams to gauge the health of a stream. Students in the University of Iowa Water Quality class recently offered by IIHR got the chance to try electrofishing for […]

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