Facilities and Field Research Sites

The Hydrologic Sciences Program also has a number of permanent research facilities which are the subject, or in support, of a variety of research projects. These facilities provide a high level of research infrastructure to our graduate students and help ensure that their research is well supported.

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BioTrace Laboratory

The BioTrace Laboratory Facility provides analytical services (for interrogating aqueous and solid phase environmental samples) to Boise State faculty and students as well as non-Boise State clients and collaborators.

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Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site (BHRS)
The BHRS is a research well field in the fluvial aquifer adjacent to the Boise River. At this site we conduct research on a wide range of hydrologic and geophysical subjects including the development of non-invasive geophysical interrogation methods and the characterization of the subsurface heterogeneity.

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Dry Creek Experimental Watershed
The Dry Creek Experimental Watershed is located in the mountains outside of Boise. Within the Experimental Watershed, we are engaged in a variety of research projects including investigations of surface-groundwater interaction, hydrograph separation during snowmelt, the influence of landscape and soil properties on soil moisture, runoff, and climate change.

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