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Krista A Hood

Krista Hood is a hydrologist with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center.

She started working at the USGS when she was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  in 1999. While working at the USGS as a undergraduate, Krista assisted with surface water and ecological sampling for the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Western Lake Michigan (WMIC) and Upper Illinois study areas. Krista has continued working in water quality and has turned her focus to groundwater and continuous water quality monitoring.  Some of her other project work includes database management, HEC-RAS modeling, statistical analysis of soil and water chemistry data, and hydrologic data analysis.



  • High-frequency water quality data collection
  • Groundwater quality
  • Water Quality in urban areas
  • Long-term water quality trends
  • Field methods relating to surface and groundwater water-quality
  • Areal extent of arsenic concentration in surface soils
  • Relationship of geomorphology to soil formation