Fair Hill Watershed Study   


Virtual Tour of the Study Watershed!

 

Location - In Piedmont region of Maryland, USA

 

Google Earth View of the study catchments

 

Study Catchments - drainage boundaries and tributaries:

Sampling locations in the 12 ha intensive study watershed

 

Three-dimensional wetness index map for the 12 ha study watershed (dark blue pixels indicate more wetness)

 

Photos of sampling devices and locations

Rain gage (inside forest canopy)

 

Throughfall samplers

 

Stemflow samplers

 

Tension lysimeters

 

Groundwater wells in the valley bottom

 

Parshall Flume at 12 ha catchment outlet (view looking downstream) - ISCO sampler box on left

 

ISCO sampler for stream runoff at 12 ha catchment outlet

 

 

OTHER VIEWS OF THE CATCHMENT STUDY SITE

Forest floor in Spring (April)

 

Saturation overland flow in spring (April) along drainage path

 

Forest (beech, maple, poplar) canopy in autumn (November)

 

Dried-up stream tributary in the 12 ha catchment during the driest time of the year - September!

 

 

Skunk cabbage in the valley bottom wetlands in early spring (April)

 

Streamflow runoff in the 12 ha forested catchment during a storm event! (note the mixing of dark colored water on the left and the sediment rich plume on the right)

 

Upland soil profile in the 12 ha catchment

 

Soil profile in the valley bottom (note the redoximorphic features)

 

Stream tributary at the larger 79 ha scale during low flow conditions

 

Microstegium Vimineum (Japanese stilt grass) invasion in the understory of the forest!