Surface Systems Specialist, New Mexico Water Science Center
Anne Tillery has been a hydrologist in the Investigations section of the New Mexico Water Science Center since 2007. She holds a Master of Science in Earth and Planetary Science and a Bachelor of Science in Geology. She has 15 years of experience in surface water and geomorphic processes of the southwest. Her research focuses on the hydrology, hydraulics, and geomorphology of flooding in desert ephemeral channels and of debris flows following wildfires. She is currently the project chief for the Flood Analysis program in New Mexico. She conducts pre- and post- wildfire debris flow hazards assessments and documents postwildfire flooding and debris flows around New Mexico. Ms. Tillery has published studies related to postwildfire flooding and erosion, desert ephemeral-channel flow, and Holocene climate change impacts on desert geomorphology in addition to maps of stream networks and ground water levels.
2007 - present: Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center
2006 - 2007: Senior Staff Geologist, William Lettis and Associates, Walnut Creek, CA
2003 - 2006: Geologist, URS Corporation, Albuquerque NM
1996 - 1999: Hydrologic technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Tempe Field Office, AZ
Education and Certifications
M.S. Earth and Planetary Science: University of New Mexico, May 2003
B.S. Geology: Arizona State University, May 1999, Magma Cum Laude
B.M. Instrumental Music: Arizona State University, May 1991, Cum Laude
Science and Products
Science and Products
Pre-USGS PublicationsJames J. Guilinger, Andrew B. Gray, Nicolas C. Barth, Brandon T. Fong, The Evolution of Sediment Sources Over a Sequence of Postfire Sediment‐Laden Flows Revealed Through Repeat High‐Resolution Change Detection, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 10.1029/2020JF005527, 125, 10, (2020).Tillery, A.C., Sowers, J. M., and Pearce, S., 2006, Creek and Watershed Map of San Mateo and Vicinity, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA, 1:25,800 scale.Tillery, A., Fawcett, P., McFadden, L., Scuderi, L., and McAuliffe, J., 2003, Late Holocene behavior of small drainage basins on the Colorado Plateau: influences of Lithology, Basin Form and Climate Change, in Geology of the Zuni Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society, p. 197-207.Fawcett, P., Tillery, A. and. Gutzler, D.S., 2001, Elevation dependence of the ENSO precipitation signal in the Southwest United States in Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society Symposium on Climate Variability, the Oceans, and Societal Impact, p. 235-236.