NSF spoke with scientists at California's Eel River Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). The site is one of 10 NSF CZOs located across the country. Eel River CZO geologist William Dietrich and biologist Mary Power, both of the University of California, Berkeley, and NSF CZO program director Richard Yuretich offer insights into the role of water in the future of the critical zone -- and our planet.
Each year on the United Nations-designated World Water Day, March 22, people around the world consider the importance of freshwater to ecosystems -- and to us. NSF Critical Zone Observatory researchers study California's Eel River for insights into water losses.
This is part nine in a series on the National Science Foundation's Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) Network.