Prof. Kevin Fermanich studying nutrient, storm water runoff in Green Bay | WBAY
Researchers say two consecutive years of record rainfall in Northeast Wisconsin have shed light on the impact to both rural and urban landscapes.
Water monitoring stations on local creeks are playing an important role in gathering data.
Considering the Green Bay area receives, on average, around 30 inches of rain a year, the last two years have been eye-opening for researchers like University of Wisconsin-Green Bay environmental science professor Kevin Fermanich.
“From July 1st of 2018 to right now, June 29th of 2020, so basically two years, we’ve had 89 inches of rain, so typically that would be 60 inches of rain or 59 inches of rain, so we’ve basically received three years worth of rainfall in a two year period,” says Fermanich.