Finding the sweet spot


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Finding the Sweet Spot

Competitors and fans arriving at the opening hole of the 2019 U.S. Senior Open are greeted by Juday Creek. Flowing through the University of Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course, the stream is home to an important aquatic ecosystem that connects to the St. Joseph River and ultimately Lake Michigan. Although a golf course may seem like a surprising location for environmental research, the creation of this course led to the restoration of the degraded waterway – making it a valuable resource for hydrology and stream ecology research for Notre Dame students and faculty today. 


Originally published by Brandi Klingerman at on June 24.