Water quality is an indicator of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem health in Southwest Alaska.
To understand freshwater contaminants, we monitor mercury levels in resident, non-migratory lake fish.
Each year, millions of sockeye salmon return to Bristol Bay, infusing life into the culture, economy, and ecosystem at large.
Lake levels affect how water integrates energy, nutrients, and pollutants from the landscape and atmosphere.
Last updated: April 20, 2018