Chany Huddleston Adrianza is a hydrologic technician for the U.S. Geological Survey's Northeast Region. She is a supervisor for the New York Water Science Center's (NYWSC) Troy office.
Chany started her career with the USGS Florida Water Science Center (now Caribbean Florida Water Science Center) in 2007 shortly after graduating from Florida State University with a BS in biology and minor in chemistry. Chany’s expertise lies in index velocity field data collection and discharge computations in tidal environments. She developed her foundation in hydroacoustics, and index velocity specifically, working on low flow tidal streams in the Florida Everglades in support of multiple projects in the Fort Lauderdale/Davie office. In 2013, Chany moved to Sacramento, CA and has continued to build on her initial foundation working on much larger streams in the complex Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. She has 11 years of experience in hydroacoustics working in coastal and tidal environments. Chany has also worked on projects collecting sheet flow for Florida Everglades restoration efforts, flow computations in backwater conditions, environments affected by saline/temperature stratification and in environments affected by pumping and/or barrier studies, such as those commonly seen in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Chany joined the Troy NYWSC team in April 2020.
Supervisory Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center, Troy NY, 2020-Present
Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, California Water Science Center Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport, West Sacramento, CA, 2013-2020
Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Davie, FL, 2007-2013
Education and Certifications
B.S. Biological Science – 2007, Florida State University – Tallahassee, FL