and Bob Shea install new equipment.
...Michael Byrd, director of the Prescott Creeks Preservation Association, said Shea's contribution to the riparian preserve has been fantastic for gaining knowledge about the water levels.
"We've had problems getting volunteers out on a regular basis," Byrd
The past volunteers would often get trained, come out only periodically and quit.But, Byrd
said Shea has been great about coming out at least once a week to get readings.
said when grant funds from the state come in that PCPA
will purchase some of the PT2X smart censors as long as the demo model works.
is grateful that Shea knew what type of device to get.
"We've had problems with machines breaking down, so Bob has been guiding us with the equipment so we could get better data," Byrd
said one of the concerns at Watson Woods Riparian Preserve
is the shape of the land. He
said the channels have been altered over the years, mostly due to the sand and gravel operations.
"We want to get the channels and landscape back to function," he
explained that when the channels properly flood out that the cottonwoods and willows are healthier.He
said engineers will have to work on this project in the future.