Fraser

Nowhere to go but up
Nowhere to go but up

As I unpack the information held in these samples over the coming months, I hope to learn about how this river transmits the products of photosynthesis and respiration on land to the coastal ocean.…


On the pulse
On the pulse

The Fraser is doing its best to transition to freshet mode. The cooler weather has slowed its initial surge, but the water level, along with turbidity and dissolved organic matter, are still on the ri…


The molecules floating in darkness have seen a great light
The molecules floating in darkness have seen a great light

As I struggled to fill the first of five small bottles with filtered water this afternoon, I decided I was finally ready to accept that the freshet has started. It’s a miracle I can type at all righ…


It's always sunny in Cascadia
It’s always sunny in Cascadia

Last week saw just about the nicest weather you could hope for in the Fraser Valley. In addition to making the water sampling ridiculously pleasant, the solid week of warm sunshine jump-started the s…