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Crawford Hydrology Lab Mission

Crawford Hydrology Laboratory provides professional consulting and field and laboratory services regarding groundwater tracing in karst and non-karst areas.

We specialize in groundwater investigations with the use of fluorescent dyes and utilize techniques we have developed and enhanced over the past 38 years. We provide quality supplies and analyses for groundwater traces and conduct full field investigations. Crawford Hydrology Laboratory has extensive experience conducting dye trace investigations for commercial clients as well as government agencies.


  • UnderBGKY Karst Groundwater Education
  • Glacier Dynamics
  • Crumps Cave & USDA
  • Eye-Tracking & Nature-Based Tourism
  • Cave Documentation & Classification
  • Water Resources Informal Education
  • Urban Karst Landscapes
  • Speleothems & Paleoclimatology
  • Show Cave Management
    & Education
  • Carbon Footprinting
  • North Atlantic Climate Change Collaboration (NAC3)
  • All Things Sustainability
  • Innovative Environmental Communication
  • Sinkhole Classification

The Center is founded in the environmental geosciences with its focus at the nexus of climate, water, sustainability, and human-environmental interactions. We integrate applied research, education, outreach, and communication to address socio-environmental problems, provide student engagement opportunities, and increase public understanding and stakeholder awareness of important environmental topics.

The Center houses multiple labs, including, HydroAnalytical, a commercial water quality analysis lab, and, EnviroLOS, an environmental education/eye-tracking studio. We emphasize applied research and outreach, both nationally and internationally, to produce meaningful outcomes that foster positive changes in behavior and understanding of socio-environmental challenges.



Crawford Hydrology Lab Website 



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