Investigating water
Reese Reaman, 12, and Maya White, 11, try to identify the invertebrates they found in the Cuyahoga River. The caddisflies, mayflies and craneflies their group found are pollution sensitive and point to the improving health of the river. Annie Baxter | American Public Media

Keeping water healthy, one clue at a time

Last week, we heard about the tale of the Cuyahoga River -- a river in Ohio that caught on fire multiple times because it was so polluted. The river is now doing much better, but beyond the fact that it’s not on currently fire -- how do we actually know it’s healthier today? That’s when being a water detective really comes in handy. You can find out how to become a water detective at monitorwater.org/brainson

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