Field Lab

Elkhorn River Center

The site is located on the banks of the Elkhorn River, on the western edge of Douglas County. Individuals from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District are collaborating with RBA to design the Field Lab.

The Lab will provide our team with a secure location from which to monitor water-quality issues within the Elkhorn River. The information will not only include streaming data but also video clips of experiments produced by professors, university students and selected local high school students.

The structural steel building with concrete pilings will allow for long-term monitoring of a watershed that may be under stress from both urban and rural activity.