Church, M. Robbins. 1998. The Bear Brook Watershed Manipulation Project: Watershed science in a policy perspective. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Accepted):
The Bear Brook Watershed Manipulation in Maine is a paired watershed experiment. Monitoring of the paired catchments (East Bear Brookóreference; West Bear Brookó experimental) began in early 1987. Chemical manipulation of West Bear Brook catchment began in November 1989. Process studies on the watershed, outflow observation and monitoring, and modeling simulations of predicted versus observed response, are yielding a wealth of information about the behavior of the paired catchments and their responses to the deposition of acidifying substances. Results from the studies are providing important information relevant to national policies on emissions controls.