After the Storm – Rain events and drinking water

LakeA UMaine News Brief examines a study by Kate Warner and Jasmine Saros, researchers in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute and the School of Biology and Ecology, which found that increasingly frequent and extreme rain events can contribute to short-term abrupt changes in the quantity and quality of lakes’ dissolved organic carbon, which is derived from leaves, pine needles and other terrestrial debris in watershed runoff. The team worked with local drinking water districts on the study which was funded in part by the Maine Water Resources Research Institute, a program of the Mitchell Center.