Last week I was helping WyCEHG (Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming) with some field work at Bear Creek, which is a Wind River tributary, near Dubois (Wyoiming) (check the map). As far as I can tell the main task was to do some geophysical measurements (NMR and GPR) in the valley before the irrigation season has started. There was also an issues with the scintillometer at the site, so we spent some time trying to fix it.
I was surprised by the landscape, the scale, and the colours. This is the first time I see badlands and flood irrigation. The result of the flood irrigation is what can be seen at the map below – green vegetation along the irrigation water flow paths. I guess without irrigating only sagebrush and cacti will be growing there.
I am not sure how much I am allowed to say about the two ongoing graduate student projects, so I’ll just post the pictures from the field work.
The next few pictures are not from the study site, but from/of Dubois and the Wind River. Truly beautiful place!