Tracing flow paths using blue dye

Lab trip to the Colorado River

Snowmelt at the Swift Current field site

Lab group 2014

Lab group at the Grand Canyon

Annual lab party in San Francisco

GIWS students and post-docs

2015 Aberdeen Catchment Science Summer School

Imaging lab hillslopes

Hillslope and Watershed Hydrology

The Watershed Hydrology lab led by Professor Jeff McDonnell conducts field, lab and modeling investigations that address the following questions:

  • - Where does water go when it rains (and snow go when it melts)?
  • - How long does it reside in the watershed?
  • - What pathway does it take to the stream channel?

The PhD students in the group are active experimentalists working on similar questions in diverse watershed settings while the Post Docs in the group help to integrate findings through model development and testing. Our ultimate goal is to explore the common features of watershed response across diverse scales, climates, and hydrogeological settings to develop a new theoretical framework for streamflow generation in humid regions. Visitors to the lab are very welcome and students wishing to pursue a PhD or Post Doc within our group are encouraged to apply directly to Prof. McDonnell.


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The Watershed Lab at CGU

Jun 08, 2017

Spencer Chad, MSc candidate College of Engineering, and Dyan Pratt, MOST Research Engineer, attended this years CGU conference held in Vancouver....
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Paper - Wetland to Surface Water Connectivity

Apr 04, 2017

The Paper Titled: Quantifying hydrologic connectivity of wetlands to surface water systems, written by lab member Ali A. Ameli and Irena F. Creed...
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