Aftermath of the Marmot Creek flood

Field set-up in Luxembourg

Tracing flow paths using blue dye

Chris drilling on the prairies

Lab trip to the Colorado River

Snowmelt at the Swift Current field site

HJ Andrews field site in Oregon

Lab group at the Grand Canyon

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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Marijn has left the freezer lab

Aug 01, 2014

Today we said farewell to Marijn, as she jetted off on a great trip around BC and the west coast. Marijn has been leading some freezer lab experiments on infiltration rates into frozen soils of varying water contents. The set up consisted of a set of large undisturbed soil cores, which we extracted ...
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Chris Gabrielli Recipient of AGU Horton Research Grant

Jun 24, 2014

Congratulations to Chris Gabrielli, who has been awarded the American Geophysical Union's Horton Research Grant. The Horton Research Grant is awarded to PhD students to promote excellence through encouragement of the next generation of professionals in the hydrological sciences. Chris will be applyi...
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