Richard McDonald is a Hydrologist with the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.
Richard McDonald is a hydrologist with 25 years of experience working on general water resources, flow and
sediment transport dynamics and eco-hydrology. He has extensive experience performing field, laboratory and computational research on river flow and sediment transport associated with regulated and unregulated rivers related to instream flow requirements, physical habitat, and evaluation of channel restoration designs. He is the principal developer of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Multi-Dimensional Surface Water Modeling System (MD_SWMS) and co-developer of the iRIC modeling system.