Effect of climate change in the river ecosystems of Tucker County, WV
Organization(s):Tucker County High School
Grade Level:Upper Primary (grades 3-5, ages 8-11)
Report Type(s):Standard Research Report
Environmental studies of river ecosystems in Tucker County, WV were carried out to study the effect of climatic changes in various bio-chemical parameters of different rivers. Five different river sites were estimated following standard methods and procedures of GLOBE. The study indicated the changes in various factors including pH, BOD, oxygen level, turbidity, odor, phosphates, nitrates, presence of bacteria and some macro invertebrates. Drastic changes in water data and macro invertebrate population were observed in the winter when compared to Fall 2011.
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