Aliesha L. Diekoff has been a hydrologic technician with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center since 2011.
During her time at the USGS, Aliesha has worked on projects studying groundwater and surface water interaction, assessing the influence of natural copper-nickel bedrocks on water quality, and assessing the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) reliability as a screening tool for CEC in shallow groundwater.
- Collect groundwater and surface samples
- Measure water levels in wells
- Deploy, monitor, and process dataloggers
- Collect, process, and analyze slug tests data
- Develop synthetic hydrographs for ungaged stream sites
- Collect, process, and analyze water quality samples using ELISA
- Microsoft suites (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
- Adobe Illustrator
Diekoff, A.L., Jones, P.M., 2015, Results of slug tests used to characterize groundwater and surface-water interactions in White Bear Lake, Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Internal Report, 22 p.
USGS Training Courses
QW 1297 – Water-Quality Data Toolbox
QW 1028 – Field Water-Quality Methods for Groundwater and Surface Water
Education and Certifications
B.S. Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management with an emphasis in Water Resources - University of Minnesota, 2013