Research

Research Focus

Our research group primarily researches how urban development affects water resources, including:

Our research is based in the Denver region (Fillo et al. 2021; Wilson et al. in prep; Knight et al. 2021) and nationally (Opalinski et al. 2020; Bhaskar et al. 2020; Shuster et al. 2021). Previous work was carried in Clarksburg, Maryland (Bhaskar et al. 2016, Bhaskar et al. 2018) and Baltimore, Maryland region Bhaskar and Welty 2012; Bhaskar and Welty 2015; Bhaskar et al. 2015, 2016).  The kinds of methods we use are collection and analysis of field-based observations (e.g., Fillo et al. in review; Bhaskar et al. 2018), development and application of methods to analyze streamflow (Bhaskar et al. 2020; Hopkins et al. 2020; Wilson et al. in prep), and coupled surface-subsurface modeling (Choat and Bhaskar 2020; Bhaskar and Welty 2015; Bhaskar et al. 2015, 2016).

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The link below give summaries of selected research projects.

Lawn irrigation contributions to semi-arid urban baseflow based on water-stable isotopes

Managing the complex effects of urbanization on base flow

Effects of Novel Stormwater Management on Urban Base Flow

Untangling the effects of urban development on subsurface storage in Baltimore

Analysis of subsurface storage and streamflow generation in urban watersheds

Resolving hyporheic and groundwater components of streambed water flux using heat as a tracer

Urban water balances across metropolitan Baltimore