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Anna Deetz-Boetsma

Anna is the Supervisory Hydrologist of the Discrete Water Quality Observations Program with the New Jersey Water Science Center. Anna is primarily involved with surface-water-quality data collection, review, and dissemination.  Anna also serves as a GIS specialist within Water Quality Observations Program assisting in geospatial analysis, interpretation, and display. 

As a Hydrologist with the USGS, Anna has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of water-quality related projects.  Early in her career, she participated in a study of long-term water-quality trends in New Jersey.  In the field, Anna co-lead a field effort to collect and analyze the effects of Hurricane Sandy on coastal and marine sediments.   She also co-authored the New Jersey Water Science Center’s review and analysis of Hurricane Sandy data.  

As the Supervisory Hydrologist of the Discrete Water Quality Observations Program, Anna has played varying roles on teams studying emerging contaminant issues related to PFAS, Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), microbiological contaminants, and microplastics. 

In addition to her water-quality work, Anna is part of a team that developed a comprehensive water quality model for the Mohawk River basin as a collaborative effort with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC).  She was also involved with a coastal flood inundation mapping initiative for the New Jersey Tide Telemetry Network that will produce flood inundation maps for the entire coast of New Jersey based on ADCIRC modeled coastal storm data correlated to USGS tide gages.