Understanding the geology of a watershed is important. Geological processes play an role in the movement of water in an area. Tectonic history and type of rocks present in a watershed create an avenue for rivers and streams to move.
The Fremont area has a rich history of plate movements, meandering rivers, and Pleistocene animals that roamed the area. The watershed has changed from a marine basin to mountains.
High school students will
help various scientists in understanding the geology, hydrology, and paleontology
of the area by assisting in mini projects.