The SCWRS building near the St. Croix River.

Harmon Research Center

This 6,200 sq. ft. facility is the focal point of the SCWRS.

Completed in 1994, it houses five state-of-the-art laboratories, including the analytical lab, a sediment-dating lab, gamma spectrometry radioisotope tracer lab, wet lab, and microscopy lab.


Researchers can book a stay in the SCWRS log cabin.

The 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom log cabin comes complete with a kitchen, fireplace, screened porch, air conditioning, and an unbeatable location on the banks of the St. Croix.

Laboratories and Equipment

The SCWRS offers a variety of resources for use.

The research station is home to a range of advanced equipment, watercraft, laboratories, and facilities, and serves as an office for the Technical Assistance Program for Watersheds (TAPwaters) for watershed modeling and spatial analysis. 

J. W. G. Dunn Research Library

John Warner Grigg Dunn’s personal collections are a highlight of the library.

The library’s shelves include historical items, scientific journals, watershed reports, and audio visual materials, with maps of the St. Croix River dating back to 1912 as a focal point.