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In 1947, our Laboratory was on the other side of town
From 1947 to 1995, the United States Salinity Laboratory (USSL) occupied 10 acres south of Mount Rubidoux in central Riverside. The Facility was housed in seven buildings containing approximately 11 laboratories, two large greenhouses, a rhizotron, environmental chambers, lysimeters, plant culture beds, outdoor plots, and constant temperature rooms.
Most of the research could be accomplished at Riverside, but investigations requiring full-scale field situations were undertaken in areas such as the San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys of California, the Wellton Mohawk Irrigation District in Arizona, and Grand Valley in Colorado. The original Rubidoux Laboratory building is now occupied by the University of California Water Resources Center.
Administration/Chemistry Building (circa 1947) enlargement
In October 1992, ground was broken for the construction of the U. S. Salinity Laboratory on a seven acre site adjacent to the Botanical Gardens on the campus of the University of California, Riverside.
view from the South
Our new state-of-the-art laboratory, completed in April 1995, has consolidated all research units, including the Pesticide Research unit, formerly located with the UCR Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, into one main facility. In addition to offices, the building houses:
Constant temperature rooms
Climate controlled rhizotron
Sand tank facilities
Mechanical, electrical, and wood shops
four greenhouses and three environmental chambers are conveniently attached to the main building
view of the entrance from the East
The U. S. Salinity Laboratory was renamed January 21, 2000 in memory of Congressman George E, Brown, Jr. (March 6, 1920 - July 15, 1999)