Environmental Science/Engineering Capstone Project to Develop Plan for City of Grove
Sampling at Grove Springs Park
The Spring 2015 Environmental Science/Engineering
capstone project will address water flowing in Grove Springs Park near Grove,
Oklahoma. The actual spring still flows crystal clear water, but its
water quality is impacted in the park by urban drainage that is full of
nutrients such as sediments, trash and algae. The combined flow works its
way out to Wolf Creek Park. The project will involve collecting and analyzing
upstream and downstream samples on both drainages and the combined flow. The
resulting data will be used to develop a low impact development, best
management practice for the park to address urban storm water quality.
Student design teams will work with Mr. Sam Grasso (an active local citizen
leader) and the Grove City Manager and Public Works Director as well as other
staff. The students will present their results to the City of Grove City Council on Tuesday, April 21.