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Aaron J. Porter

Aaron Porter is a hydrologist and Project Chief at the U.S. Geological Survey's Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center (VA-WV-WSC) in Richmond, VA.

Aaron has been involved in a wide variety of USGS water-resources investigations since 2014. His primary focus has been on utilizing streamflow and continuous water-quality monitoring to improve our understanding of nutrient and sediment dynamics in, and loadings from, small urban watersheds. Aaron is currently the project chief for the Hampton Roads Regional Stormwater Monitoring Program, Salem Source-Water Monitoring, the VA-WV-WSC demonstation gage at Mechumps Creek, and the co-project chief for the Fairfax County Water Resources Monitoring Program.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. in Environmenal Science (2011) from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a focus on microbial ecology in wetland environments

  • B.A. in English with a minor in Public and Urban Planning from Virginia Tech (2005)

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