Casie has been working for the USGS since 2012. She holds a B.S. in Environment and Natural Resources- Conservation Biology from Clemson University and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Technology- Wetland Ecology from the University of Maryland.
Casie Smith is part of the Ecology Team at the USGS Oregon Water Science Center. Her current projects include:
-reviewing dengue- and Zika-related mosquito control methods in the United States
-monitoring and mapping HABs in an eastern Oregon reservoir
-assessing impacts of beaver to water quality and habitat in the Tualatin River Basin
-studying cold-water refugia along the Willamette River in response to low-flow conditions
-importing and archiving water-quality records.
Science and Products
In 1990, the USGS began assessing water-quality in the Tualatin River. Almost 30 years later, we are still monitoring conditions in the basin.
Temporal and spatial monitoring of cyanobacterial blooms at Willow Creek Reservoir, North-Central Oregon
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) investigated the spatial and temporal dynamics of cyanobacterial (blue-green algal) blooms in Willow Creek Reservoir in north-central Oregon in 2015–16. A combination of cameras and water-quality monitoring equipment was used to assess the frequency and duration of blooms...Smith, Cassandra D.
Klamath River Basin water-quality data
The Klamath River Basin stretches from the mountains and inland basins of south-central Oregon and northern California to the Pacific Ocean, spanning multiple climatic regions and encompassing a variety of ecosystems. Water quantity and water quality are important topics in the basin, because water is a critical resource for farming and municipal...Sobieszczyk, Steven; Smith, Cassandra D.; Rounds, Stewart A.; Orzol, Leonard L.