Brandon Fleming

I've been a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Baltimore MD since 2008.  My work has focused on characterizing fractured rock and porous media aquifers, groundwater/surface water relations, groundwater ages, and understanding spatial and temporal variability of groundwater quality.  



M.S. Geosciences (Hydrogeology), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009

B.S. Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2002


Current Position

Hydrologist, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center







Arnold, T.L., Bexfield, L.M., Musgrove, MaryLynn, Lindsey, B.D., Stackelberg, P.E., Barlow, J.R., DeSimone, L.A., Kulongoski, J.T., Kingsbury, J.A., Ayotte, J.D., Fleming, B.J., and Belitz, Kenneth, 2017, Groundwater-quality data from the National Water-Quality Assessment Project, January through December 2014 and select quality-control data from May 2012 through December 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1063, 83 p.,

Fleming, B.J., Mensch, L.L., Denver, J.M., Cruz, R.M., and Nardi, M.R., 2017, Water quality in the surficial aquifer near agricultural areas in the Delaware Coastal Plain, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5054, 28 p.,

Fleming, B.J., LaMotte, A.E., and Sekellick, A.J., 2013, Statistical classification of hydrogeologic regions in the fractured rock area of Maryland and parts of the District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5043, 14p. [Link]

Fleming, B.J., Hammond, P.A., Stranko, S.A., Duigon, M.T., and Kasraei, Saeid, 2012, A science plan for a comprehensive assessment of water supply in the region underlain by fractured rock in Maryland. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5160, 29 p. [Link]

Fleming, B.J., DeJong, B.D., and Phelan, D.J., 2011, Geology, hydrology, and water quality of the Little Blackwater River watershed, Dorchester County, Maryland, 2006–09: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5054, 82 p. [Link]

Raffensperger, J.P., Fleming, B.J., Banks, W.S.L., Horn, M.A., Nardi, M.R., and Andreasen, D.C., 2010, Simulation of groundwater flow to assess future withdrawals associated with Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5186, 48 p. [Link]

Boutt, D.F., and B. J. Fleming, 2009, Implications of anthropogenic river stage fluctuations on mass transport in a valley fill aquifer. Water Resources Research, 45, W04427, doi:10.1029/2007WR006526.

Fleming, B.J., Boutt, D.F., 2007, Determining water fluxes across surface water/groundwater interfaces using temperature data and numerical models. Eos Trans. AGU 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13D-1547