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AFSRC Picture of the Week, November 28, 2005
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Technician changes storm sample bottles in automatic sampler

The headwaters for most of the rivers in the eastern United States are located in the Appalachian Region. AFSRC researchers are studying agricultural practices that maintain a safe and reliable water supply. Derek Hall, Physical Science Technician, changes storm sample bottles in an automatic sampler located at an Appalachian spring. Storm sampling of ground water provides AFSRC scientists information about the pathways of nutrient and pathogen transport in rural Appalachian watersheds.

Photo by Doug Boyer

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Last Modified: 11/29/2005
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