Three students who partnered with Freshwater Society on a project last summer won an Outstanding Research Award. The students, who are studying Applied Mathematics at St. Thomas, got an in-depth understanding of how groundwater works as they modeled the migration and evolution of thermal plumes in groundwater. Water that warms in the summer in mine pit lakes migrates into the groundwater, potentially affecting groundwater recharge to cold-water streams before it dissipates. This work helps inform safe mine setbacks from trout streams like the Vermillion River.
Congrats, (from left to right) Phuong Anh Vo, Bradly Walton, and Erik Sundberg.
Freshwater thanks you for your assistance and wishes you the best of luck as you launch your careers!