A High Water Test for C Spout Run

C Spout Run’s streambank restoration project was only days old when it got tested by the heavy rainfall in the Mid-Atlantic a few weeks ago. Spout Run, a tributary of the Shenandoah River, swelled from its typical flow rate of about 22 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 800 cfs; a 36-fold increase in volume. […]

Landowners’ Guide to Spout Run

Landowners’ Guide to Spout Run December 7, 2012 By Bill Howard Leave a Comment (Edit) Spout Run is a truly local stream. Most residents know that Spout Run, including Page Brook and Roseville Run quite literally flow out of the ground in several clean and cold springs: Saratoga, Prospect, Page Brook and Carter Hall to […]

Mountain Vista Governor’s School hosted by Blandy

The Downstream Project was privileged to join ten students from the Mountain Vista Governor’s School for a day at Blandy Experimental Farm. These gifted seniors, all attending voluntarily, learned about the watershed ecology of the Chesapeake Bay headwaters and karst groundwater systems from Candace Lutzow-Felling, Director of Education at Blandy, and her staff. The Downstream […]