Peak Streamflow/Climate Markers: Passaic
Repurposed ship mast, dye W: 15" H: 132" D: 15"
Peak Streamflow is a visual representation of changes in annual rainfall and temperature along the Passaic River since 1898. The form of the post is defined by measurements made by a nearby USGS water gauge that calculates how much water is coursing through the Passaic River, a tidal body of water that regularly floods and is home to both a superfund site and major contamination. The diameter of each band represents 1 year of water, the color corresponds to the average annual temperature, which has risen by 5 degrees in Passaic in the past 100 years.