The Hydraulics Laboratory at Utah State University


Physical and numerical modeling and testing
The Hydraulics Lab at the UWRL addresses all types of hydraulic structures, ranging from erosion control systems, dams, and spillways to sewer and storm water systems. With over 50,000 square feet of research space, the UWRL designs, builds and tests physical models to improve or verify their performance.

Hydraulic computer model development, calibration, and simulation
The UWRL models pipeline transients and failures, and does performance testing of valves and flow meters for durability, efficiency and accuracy at flow rates up to 230 cubic feet per second.

Learn more


The mission of the Hydraulics Lab at the UWRL is to provide cost effective services for developing, testing and implementing policies, strategies and physical designs for water and the environment.