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Image Gallery Water Resources Engineering

WRE students are at work in the lab, the community and the world.

  • students at Spafford Creek

    Field visits and monitoring with students of flow stage and hydraulics surrounding natural channel design along Spafford Creek in the Finger Lakes.

  • Research and demonstration with green infrastructure

    Research and demonstration with green infrastructure generates solutions that handle urban stormwater. Generous funding from the USDA allowed faculty from the WRE program to design and have built bioretention basin (rain garden) on the main campus.

  • Testing for changes in water quality

    Testing for changes in water quality as salt-water spiked stormwater is filtered through bioretention media, using a cold-lab facility to simulate cold-climate temperatures.

  • Testing TRMM radar precipitation

    Testing TRMM radar precipitation estimates of spatial rainfall patterns in Cyprus using detailed ground gage measurements.

  • Mediterranean water demonstration

    Demonstrating the linking between arid climate, low flowing rivers, small volumes of mineral and nutrient discharge, and the turquoise color of Mediterranean waters.

  • Dr. Endreny with students

    Dr. Endreny explains the properties of a 2 meter hydraulic flume to the Syracuse City School District students participating in the ESF Science Corps.

  • Endreny and ESF Science Corps

    Endreny demonstrating the principle of a hurricane wave hitting coastal houses using the 7-meter hydraulic flume for the students participating in the ESF Science Corps.

  • Teaching students about ecological engineering

    Teaching students about ecological engineering in Honduras. Students here marvel at the magnitude of a banana leaf after participating in a tour of mono-culture agriculture outside of Saba, Honduras.

  • Endreny demonstrating a hydraulic jump

    Endreny demonstrating a hydraulic jump in the teaching flume.

  • hydraulic laboratory and equipment at SUNY ESF

    Teaching and research benefit from the new hydraulic laboratory and equipment at SUNY ESF. Dye injection in the 7-m flume to investigate scour and hydraulics around a cross-vane structure.

  • Lancetilla Botanical Garden in Honduras

    Discovering the gustatorial properties of cinnamon in Lancetilla Botanical Garden in Honduras as part of an ecological engineering exercise to link human interest in different species of tree for agro-forestry based restoration projects.

  • Emerald Hummingbird

    Observing the Emerald Hummingbird outside of Olanchito, Honduras, as part of a design exercise to expand critical dry forest habitat and contend with cattle ranching pressures.

  • Teaching students about ecological engineering in Honduras

    Teaching students about ecological engineering in Honduras. Students here marvel at the magnitude of a banana leaf after participating in a tour of mono-culture agriculture outside of Saba, Honduras.

  • Water resource systems engineering

    Water resource systems engineering.

  • Watershed hydrology

    Watershed hydrology .

  • Wolman Pebble Count method at Nimemile Creek

    Characterizing substrate in Nimemile Creek as using the Wolman Pebble Count method.

  • kayak reconnaissance of Onondaga Creek

    Faculty and students from the Water Resources Engineering program joined in a 10 km kayak reconnaissance of Onondaga Creek to study the feasibility for restoring the waterway to handle recreational and educational trips. These efforts have been supported by US HUD and USEPA funding, led to annual Creek cleanups, numerous follow-on kayak and canoe trips, generated research on restoration designs to enhance ecological structure and function while protecting residents from damaging floods, and resulted in several published studies.

  • Kayaks

    Faculty and students from the Water Resources Engineering program joined in a 10 km kayak reconnaissance of Onondaga Creek to study the feasibility for restoring the waterway to handle recreational and educational trips. These efforts have been supported by US HUD and USEPA funding, led to annual Creek cleanups, numerous follow-on kayak and canoe trips, generated research on restoration designs to enhance ecological structure and function while protecting residents from damaging floods, and resulted in several published studies.

  • Onondaga Creek pipe

    Studies by a team of Water Resources Engineering faculty and students investigated the tributaries entering Onondaga Creek as it flows through Syracuse. Many are covered, and pass through culverts, while others are unmanaged and pass through vegetated riparian areas.

  • Onondaga Creek in vegetated riparian areas

    Studies by a team of Water Resources Engineering faculty and students investigated the tributaries entering Onondaga Creek as it flows through Syracuse. Many are covered, and pass through culverts, while others are unmanaged and pass through vegetated riparian areas.

  • Water Resources Engineering faculty

    A team of Water Resources Engineering faculty and students completed extensive surveys of local waterways at USGS gauging stations (Ley Creek, Ninemile Creek, Onondaga Creek, Harbor Brook) to construct regional bankfull curves. Here we perform the work at Ley Creek. The data collection occurred during spring, summer, and fall and the results contributed to local databases as well as guided the design for restored sections of Onondaga Creek using the principles of Natural Channel Design. Several ongoing research projects, with published results, continue to use these data.

  • Student working in water

    A team of Water Resources Engineering faculty and students completed extensive surveys of local waterways at USGS gauging stations (Ley Creek, Ninemile Creek, Onondaga Creek, Harbor Brook) to construct regional bankfull curves. Here we perform the work at Ley Creek. The data collection occurred during spring, summer, and fall and the results contributed to local databases as well as guided the design for restored sections of Onondaga Creek using the principles of Natural Channel Design. Several ongoing research projects, with published results, continue to use these data.

  • Endreny in Spafford Creek

    Restoration with natural channel design by USFWS along Spafford Creek and measuring dissolved oxygen (Endreny).

  • Endreny measuring velocity of streamlines

    Measuring velocity of streamlines around in-channel structures on Spafford Creek (Endreny).