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Webinar: Promoting Resilient Groundwater and Holistic Watershed Management in Alaska’s Kenai Lowlands

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Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 2:00

Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Promoting Resilient Groundwater and Holistic
Watershed Management in Alaska’s Kenai Lowlands. Coowe Walker, Kachemak Bay NERR;
Mark Rains, University of South Florida. Sponsored by NERRS Science Collaborative. More
information here.

In Alaska’s Kenai Lowlands, groundwater is key to healthy watersheds and resilient salmon,
farms, and communities. Groundwater discharge provides important ecological services to
salmon streams by moderating temperatures, maintaining stream flows, delivering nutrients,
and creating overwintering habitat. To better understand the availability of groundwater and how
human activities impact this resource, researchers at the Kachemak Bay Reserve and the
University of South Florida built a predictive model that shows the depth and extent of aquifers
and predicts groundwater discharge and recharge.

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