Session one September 9 Thursday
Planning team would like to have exhibits up for participants to look at as they arrive, and during breaks. These would include watershed maps with sub-watersheds included, fly-over and local watershed video clips, and other exhibits.
- Participants arrive at 6 p.m. and pick up course materials, get situated.
- 6:05-615 Welcome and introductions (TRWG, Jane Herbert, Kara Griffith)
- 6:20-6:40 Course pre-evaluations (Jane Herbert)
- 6:40-7:15 A canoe trip down the Thornapple. TRWG presentation (*Patricia)
A good overview of the unique features of the Thornapple River Watershed.
- Headwaters, Eaton County
- Impoundments, hydropower dams
- Major tributaries and sub-watersheds, locations and characteristics
- Townships and municipalities in the watershed (maps)
- Description and details of the Thornapple and tributaries with video and/or static illustration, slides, maps, etc.
- General statistics (miles of river, %wetlands, land use %)
- 7:15 Watershed science (David Lusch, Ph. D.) (confirmed*)
(See below…start and then break after 30 minutes.)
- 7:45 Break
- 8:00 Watershed science, continued(David Lusch, Ph. D.)
Regional hydrology and geology
- Basic introductory watershed science as in Kzoo presentation.
- Water cycle
- Sources of water in streams
- Stream "morphology"
- Stream description vocabulary
- Erosion, sediment, floodplains, channelization
- Pools and riffles
- 9:00-9:15, small group activity (outline small watershed on topographical maps)
- 9:15 David Lusch continues presentation (people want to know if their outlines are correct)
- Groundwater, aquifers, soils
- Aquifer vulnerability
- Role of wetlands in water quality
- 9:45, questions from the audience
- 9:55, name tag housekeeping, next session preview, any announcements.
- 10:00 dismissal