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The College of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Water Resources

The 800-square foot Water Resources Engineering Laboratory in Rowan Hall is adjacent to the 1600-square foot Environmental Engineering Laboratory. The Water Resources Engineering Lab contains equipment and instrumentation to investigate a variety of fluid flows, from basic flumes to state-of-the art flow visualization software, solar-powered data loggers, and Acoustic Doppler Velocity meters. Laboratory apparatus includes a 12-foot tilting flume, two hydraulics benches, and basic fluid mechanics instructional equipment. Equipment for field studies includes stream flow meters, high-precision GPS transcievers, water quality monitoring instruments, a fluorometer, and digital video recorders. Computing resources in the lab allow for data collection, GIS analysis, and hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of watershed processes and dam safety.