Brenda Densmore

Biography

Brenda Densmore (Woodward) has worked as a hydrologist for the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center since 2003 and previously as a student trainee starting in 2001. She has an undergraduate degree in fisheries and wildlife and a graduate degree in Natural Resources with emphasis in Aquatic Ecology, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She has participated in and lead water-quality and biological monitoring programs as part of the USGS National Water-Quality Assessment Program, EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment program, and EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Assessment.  Brenda has taken the lead on GPS surveying for the Nebraska Water Science Center and has collected and worked with both aerial and tripod-mounted LiDAR.  Since early 2007 Brenda has lead several Missouri River surveying projects, which incorporate bathymetric surveying.  Surveys prior to 2008 were completed using singlebeam echosounding equipment along with GPS and an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler to measure depth, position, water-surface elevation, and velocity.  Recently, Brenda and other scientists at the USGS have used a multibeam echosounder to survey the river bed and structures of the Missouri River.