|The experiment compares a
forested stream reach (full canopy cover) with a nearby stream reach
with no tree or shrub canopy cover (open) of Valley Creek in
east-central Minnesota. The section of the stream we are studying is
located at the Belwin Conservancy.
Stream water temperature was measured every 15 minutes at the upper and
lower ends of each reach using dataloggers. The differences in
temperature between the upstream and downstream ends of the reach were
calculated for each time period. Water depth was logged at the middle
of each reach. Air temperature and PAR were also logged at the middle
of each reach.