A bad day in the field beats a good day in the office!
Pictures from the 2011 PAPSS Annual Meeting at PA DEP’s Central Office in Harrisburg:
President Michael Lane presents Senator Brubaker with a Hazelton Monolith during the 2011 Annual Meeting
PAPSS lobbyist Vince Phillips speaking to attendees on the subject of ethics
President Michael Lane presents Brian Thrush with the 2011 PAPSS Scholarship Award
PAPSS Member Mark Mills speaking to the group during the field tour on Saturday
Pictures from the 2011 PAPSS-Sponsored ACOE Regional Supplement Session:
PAPSS Member Bill Davis and ACOE Soil Scientist Frank Plewa during the 2011 Summer Technical Session
Iron precipitation over clayey sediments in the coastal plain, due to a perched condition. Zoom in for a closer look.
Below are pictures from the Sumner Dam deconstruction in Gulph Mills, PA. The dam was built in the mid 1800’s and was breached after a hurricane a few years ago. The dam is being removed and the floodplain returned to pre-dam conditions in order to prevent additional erosion and sediment loading to the Schuykill River which is just a short distance downstream. The broadening of the floodplain will also increase “storage” for future storm flows. Thanks for Steve Dadio for notifying PAPSS of the project and the great legacy sediment pictures!
Upland soils (Manor) above the flood plain
exposed schist at bottom of stream channel
Rock pick resting on exposed schist bedrock
Artifacts buried in sediment
Area that was behind the dam; ostensibly all legacy sediment
View of dam from downstream
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