Cheryl Dieter

Cheryl is a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Maryland-Delaware-DC Water Science Center.  Her current work is focussed on water-use data and research in the United States.  She is currently working on projects to identify gaps in water-use data throughout the U.S., national water-use models, and water use in MD, DE, and DC.



M.S. in Geology (Concentration: Hydrogeology), Wright State University

B.S. in Geology, Bowling Green State University


Current Positions

Hydrologist, USGS Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center (1999-present)

Water-Use Specialist, USGS Maryland-Delaware- District of Columbia Water Science Center (2014-present)


USGS Data Releases

Dieter, C.A., Linsey, K.S., Caldwell, R.R., Harris, M.A., Ivahnenko, T.I., Lovelace, J.K., Maupin, M.A., and Barber, N.L., 2017, Estimated use of water in the United States county-level data for 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,