INNOVATIVE/RESEARCH

HydroCycle has unique expertise in innovative water research projects and pilot studies and provides planning, research, design and project management services.  We have ongoing partnerships with local agencies and educational institutions and provide opportunities for the involvement of students in research and monitoring.  Recent projects have involved students and faculty from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, Warren Wilson College, Mars Hill College, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, and Tusculum College.  Project examples include:


Steep Slope Bioretention Pilot Project, Mars Hill, NC

HydroCycle provided research, planning, hydrologic and hydraulic evaluation, engineering design, and project management for the Steep Slope Bioretention Pilot Project in Mars Hill, North Carolina, which is evaluating applications of stormwater bioretention in steep slope environments.  The project was funded primarily through the Innovative Stormwater Grant program from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund. This project is being sponsored by the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District and is currently in the monitoring and evaluation phase, with support from students and faculty from Mars Hill College.

Steep Slope Bioretention Pilot Project, Mars Hill, NC

Steep Slope Bioretention Pilot Project, Mars Hill, NC


Stormwater Mycelial Filter Pilot Project,  Madison County, NC

HydroCycle is providing research, planning, design, and hydrologic and hydraulic evaluation for an innovative pilot stormwater treatment project in Madison County, North Carolina, which is testing the use of mushroom mycelium filters for removing pollutants from agricultural runoff.  The project is being funded through the Pigeon River Fund and sponsored by the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District. The project is currently in the monitoring phase, which is being conducted with support from students and faculty from Warren Wilson College, Mars Hill College, and AB Tech.  Additional research support is being provided by mycologists at Asheville Fungi.

Stormwater Mycelial Filter Pilot Project, Madison County, NC

Stormwater Mycelial Filter Pilot Project, Madison County, NC. Drainage Area

Stormwater Mycelial Filter Pilot Project, Madison County, NC