Lance R Gruhn
Lance Gruhn is a Hydrologist stationed in Iowa City, Iowa and is the groundwater technical and field support lead for the Hydrologic Networks Branch of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.
Lance began his career as a student Hydrologic Technician and converted to a Hydrologist after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 2011. Lance has supported several data networks and many investigations projects through the collection, analysis, and reporting of numerous types of hydrologic, water quality, and geophysical data. Lance is currently the project chief of a multi-disciplinary groundwater and surface water interaction project that is part of the NGWOS program in the Illinois River Basin. This project consists of multiple research sites spanning two water science centers and many innovative and specialized approaches to data collection including long-term measurements of groundwater flow and direction. Research interests include spatially and temporally dense water quality assessments, fate and transport of nitrate in groundwater, floodplain processes, and aquifer characterization.
April 2023 - Present, Hydrologist and the Groundwater Technical and Field Support Lead, U.S. Geological Survey, Hydrologic Networks Branch
January 2011 - April 2023, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Iowa City, IA
Education and Certifications
B.S., Environmental Science, Minor Geosciences, University of Iowa, 2011
Associate of Science, Kirkwood Community College, 2011
Associate of Arts, Kirkwood Community College, 2006