Photo by Noah Shatzer

SMRC: Shippensburg University/Ebbert Spring

Ebbert Spring a critical water resource, that apparently has been utilized by humans since settlement of North America and continues to serve as a partial supply to Greencastle, Pennsylvania. Like many karst springs, it is likely vulnerable to surface influences, and little is known about its source waters. The proposed study will use physio-chemical measurements to characterize features of the contributing karst basin and fluorescence techniques to characterize organic loading from impervious, agricultural, or other anthropogenic sources.

Project team: The Archaeological Conservancy and Shippensburg University

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