Get involved with your watershed. Check out our M.A.R.S. program for chance to help!
MARS stands for Macro Biotic Aquifer Recharge Study. It is a low-cost, low-tech way to measure stream flow.
Currently we have 5 stream gauges installed in the Mink Creek watershed. We are hoping to have more set up in other streams in the Portneuf River Watershed. soon. Sign up and we'll show you where you'll be going. Not to be too cryptic, but the gauges are not in plain site. You will have to explore a little to find them. Not to worry, though, you'll get plenty of hints. Once there, take some photos of the gauge, yourself and your team-mates and email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload to www.facebook.com/watershedguardians
For years, water users (irrigators) claim that beaver steal "their" water. But they only recognize what they see without knowing all of the facts. They do what they've been told: . With the flow information that you'll be collecting, we can relate the stream flow to beaver activity measured from BeaverCount.and we can show what stream flows are really doing.
We will display our report at our annual fund-raiser, BeaverDamJam-Idaho (Keep checking back for date and place)
Each number and mark on the stream gauge corresponds to a stream flow. You take a picture with your name and date, we take the water level and input that into our database. Next, we convert the reading into a flow measurement. and we can tell whether stream flow is increasing or decreasing. When we have sufficient information, we can ascribe the changes to increases or decreases in beaver-created habitat.