Welcome to the Watersheds and Water Quality Research Lab of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Mississippi State University.
Our research program is focused on:
We use a combination of lab and field scale, and computational modeling studies to examine and evaluate:
Currently, our experimental laboratory is the Catalpa Creek Watershed. Our research efforts are supporting hydrologic, hydraulic and ecological assessments of the watershed targeting the implementation of a Water Resources Management Plan for watershed sustainability recently evaluated and approved by MDEQ and EPA. Management practices have been identified to address the agricultural resource concerns related for the watershed (e.g. sedimentation, grazing lands, sustainable forestry, and declining wildlife habitats), and the need for sustainable urban storm water management in the headwaters of the drainage area. Analyses and designs are being considered to restore the structure and function of Catalpa Creek and to mitigate downstream storm water impacts.