Meet Our Center Director

Kyle Blasch, PhD, has been the Director of the USGS Idaho Water Science Center since June 2015.

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Kyle Blasch has been the director of the USGS Idaho Water Science Center since June 2015. Kyle came to Idaho from Helena, Montana, where he served as the Deputy Director of the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center. He joined the USGS in 2000 while completing his doctoral degree in hydrology at the University of Arizona. As a research hydrologist with the USGS Arizona Water Science Center, he led studies of groundwater recharge and modeling. 

Kyle graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994 with an undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Meteorology. He was commissioned that year as a U.S. Air Force officer, serving as an active-duty bioenvironmental engineer until 1998. He later joined the U.S. Air Force Reserve and continues to serve.

You can learn more about Kyle by viewing his staff profile.