Thursday, August 1, 2013

Leave No Trace

We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work in an area as fascinating and informative as Hengill, and we hope to continue doing so for many years to come. In light of this, we try our hardest to reduce our impact on this fragile landscape. Yesterday, I raised the proverbial small army and we dismantled and removed our experimental channels from Hengill (including the 600 feet of tubing!). We transported all of the pieces back to Reykjavik, where we can safely store them over the long winter until the next field season. Many thanks to our Icelandic colleagues at the University of Iceland and the Insitute for Freshwater Fisheries! 



Dissembling the heat exchangers. Strange hot pot chemistry appears to have stained our equipment orange.
     Photo by J. Goldschmidt 






The first of many trips.
 Photo by J. Goldschmidt 










Photo by J. Goldschmidt 









Loading the cars at the river. 
     Photo by J. Goldschmidt









The former site of Lake Allison (our inlet reservoir for the channels) with natural flow conditions restored. 









Our experimental channel site cleaned up for the approaching winter. 

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