Spring Brook is in the Brandywine Conservancy's Laurels preserve and is the CRB-CZO's forest endmember. It is a ~8 ha 1st-order catchment that is 100% in mature forest.
During Hurricane Irene in August 2011, the catchment showed only a ~2 cm increase in stream stage during six inches of rain. Adjacent streams, with headwaters in pasture, all flooded overbank during Irene, leading CRB-CZO scientists to question whether geology or land cover is responsible for the tiny storm response in Spring Brook.
Four soil pits (~1.0-1.5 m deep) have been dug along a hillslope transect. CRB-CZO is planning on intensively instrumenting this watershed in the near future. Currently there is a minimum of hydrological infrastructure. However, in the next 12 months we hope to install an H-flume for stream discharge and shallow wells for riparian groundwater elevation.
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Christina River Basin - Stream Suspended Sediment (1993-2012)
20 components • Boulton Run, Christina River Basin, Forest Endmember: Spring Brook, White Clay Creek @ SWRC, Construction Endmember: White Clay Creek below landfill, Lower White Clay Creek, Agricultural Endmember: South Branch Doe Run • Water Chemistry, Geomorphology, Biogeochemistry, Hydrology, Geochemistry / Mineralogy • Aufdenkampe, A.K.; Newbold, J.D.; Anderson, B. A.; Richardson, D.; Damiano, S.G.
Christina River Basin - Stream Water Temperatures (2007-2014)
8 components • Christina River Basin, Halfway Run, Mine Hill Run, Morris Run, White Clay Creek @ SWRC, Forest Endmember: Spring Brook, Riparian Buffer Experiment @ Stroud Preserve/Georgia Farm • Water Chemistry • Sweeney, B.; Funk, D.; Newbold, J. D.; Kaplan, L. A.; Damiano, S. G.; Kline, F.; West, H.
|12 °C||Mean Annual Temp|
|1145 mm||Mean Annual Precipitation|
There is an exceptionally long climate record for the Christina River Basin. Our figures are based on 115 years of NOAA data back to 1894 with at least one station per year having at least 360 days of non-missing records in the given year. View plots of climate data.