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Wednesday, April 22 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Hydrogeochemistry of the Etowah Bog

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The Etowah Bog is home to several endangered species, one of which is Sarracenia purpurea, also known as the purple pitcher plant. This bog located in Etowah, NC is also known as the McClure bog and has undergone many management projects in order to maintain the site. Factors that are responsible for creating and maintaining these communities are not well known but hydrology and water quality are factors found useful to study in order to learn what makes these environments successful. This study researches the ions present in water samples around the bog in order to understand the water quality from different sources to learn how each source affects the environment. Current results are from data collected in December of 2014 and show small patterns in the ions present. Further research needs to be done to increase data from the different water sources to determine effects on the environment on the environment.

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Wilma Sherrill Center Grimes Atrium