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Ryan L Fosness

Ryan serves as a hydraulic engineer and the Surface Water Specialist with the USGS Idaho Water Science Center in Boise, Idaho.

Ryan began his career in South Dakota where he led field efforts for estimating potential bridge scour at more than 1,000 bridges. Ryan moved to the Idaho Water Science Center in 2007 and has worked on suspended and bedload sediment transport; GNSS surveying; high-resolution bathymetric and acoustic Doppler surveys; underwater sediment coring; sediment facies mapping; sub-bottom seismic surveys; bridge scour surveys; two-dimensional hydraulic modeling; river restoration monitoring, and streamflow statistics studies.