Anne B Hoos


Anne Hoos is a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee. She began her career with the USGS in 1985.  Her projects with the USGS include regional-scale statistical modeling of stream transport of nutrients in response to watershed physical characteristics and natural and anthropogenic nutrient sources, and estimation of instream loads and trends of water-quality constituents from monitoring data. She is currently the manager of the Southeast regional SPARROW modeling project for nutrients and suspended sediment.

Recent Accomplishments


  • B.S. in General Biology (Minor in Chemistry) – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1973-1977.
  • M.S. in Water Resources Engineering – Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee, 1983-1985

Professional Studies/Experience

  • Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Nashville, TN
    • 2006-present: Lead science team characterizing watershed factors influencing nutrient transport in streams in the Southeastern U.S.;  part of the NAWQA (National Assessment of Water Quality) program.
    • 2006-2010:  Chief of the Tennessee River Basin NAWQA Study Unit
    • 1996-2006:  Surface-Water Coordinator for the Tennessee River Basin NAWQA Study Unit
    • 1985-1994:  Project manager for a wide range of water-resource investigations involving different aspects of surface-water quality, streamflow hydrologic characteristics, and hydraulics
  •  Environmental Engineer, Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control, Nashville, TN
    • 1994-1996:   Developed Division plan for reviewing permit applications to alter urban stream channels for stormwater control; compliance assurance for NPDES wastewater and stormwater dischargers, responsible for inspecting wastewater-discharge facilities and reviewing permits and engineering plans.


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