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Stormy

There was a bit of a storm yesterday! It was actually quite welcome, because the temperature dropped like 30˚ to a balmy 70˚F. It came on extremely quickly, and outside went from being unbearably hot and relentlessly cloud-free to looking … Continue reading

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Kool-Aid Stream!

A few weekends ago, we came in to help some visiting researchers who were doing an experiment concerning nitrate levels in the water and something else that I can’t quite recall. The point is that they dumped this fluorescent red … Continue reading

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The Corner Office

The day after the cart tipped over, we mostly just did things that needed to get done. We were running the flow up at 285LPS, over our newly installed rock structures. These rock structures are part of an experiment that … Continue reading

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103 Degrees

It was hot today. The Lab’s own thermometer had the temperature at 102.97°F. Some of us came in to work early in order to get everything up and running in enough time. Unfortulately, everything took much longer than planned. In … Continue reading

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Out to Afton

Unrelated to the lab. I went on a bike ride today with Andy. We went out to Afton and back, something like 50 miles or so. Good ride, but pretty tiring and a little warm. Once there, we met another … Continue reading

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Friday Fun, Continued

After we had finished surveying the stream (as detailed in my previous post), we did something that was pretty neat. First, we got out the big bucket of 6-inch, rusty staples. Using these, we stapled back the vegetation from the … Continue reading

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Fun Friday

As the OSL is perched right next to the  St. Anthony Falls, we occasionally get a fair amount of spray blowing in. When it is hot out, this is great. But when it’s cold and windy, it can become tiresome … Continue reading

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