NERR Staff Attends Water Resources Conference

Kim Cressman, Grand Bay's SWMP Coordinator

Kim Cressman, Grand Bay’s SWMP Coordinator collects a water sample on the Reserve.

Kim Cressman, Grand Bay’s Systemwide Monitoring Program (SWMP) Coordinator, attended the Mississippi Water Resources Conference last week.  The Conference was held in Jackson, MS on April 1-2 and was hosted by the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute.  Kim gave a talk on the utility of long-term monitoring data and the importance of SWMP in understanding phosphate inputs into Bangs Lake, located on the western side of the Reserve.

About 100 scientists and resource managers from Mississippi State University, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, USGS, and The Nature Conservancy attended the meeting.  Kim said, “It’s good to spread the word about the NERR and the work we’re doing to other people in the state, especially because this was a group of people that we don’t typically interact with.”

More information about the conference, including an abstract of Kim’s talk, is available at:


Bangs Lake pH after a phosphate release in 2005.

Bangs Lake pH after a phosphate release in 2005.


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