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Chris Sanocki

Christopher A. Sanocki is a supervisory geographer and water-use specialist for the USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center. Chris has worked on many and varied projects including, watershed characterization, flood frequency, groundwater and water use. Chris has presented locally and nationally on “GIS Data and Application Management”, “Web based Watershed and Flood Frequency Applications” (Stream

 

Publications:

Hopkins, A. L., Dunn, N. A., Dooley, K. M., & Sanocki, C. A. (2021). Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA) Lake Ontario, U.S. [Data set]. U.S. Geological Survey. https://doi.org/10.5066/P9WUCQDU

Sanocki, C.A., Williams-Sether, T., Steeves, P.A., and Christensen, V.G., 2019, Techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of peak flows on small streams in the binational U.S. and Canadian Lake of the Woods–Rainy River Basin upstream from Kenora, Ontario, Canada, based on data through water year 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5012, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195012

Smith, E.A., Sanocki, C.A., Lorenz, D.L., and Jacobsen, K.E., 2017, Streamflow distribution maps for the Cannon River drainage basin, southeast Minnesota, and the St. Louis River drainage basin, northeast Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3390, pamphlet 16 p., 2 sheets, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3390

Smith, E.A., Lorenz, D.L., Kessler, E.W., Berg, A.M., and Sanocki, C.A., 2017, Groundwater discharge to the Mississippi River and groundwater balances for the Interstate 94 Corridor surficial aquifer, Clearwater to Elk River, Minnesota, 2012–14: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5114, 54 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175114

Ziegeweid, Jeffrey R.; Lorenz, David L.; Sanocki, Chris A.; Czuba, Christiana R., 2015. Methods for Estimating Flow-Duration Curve and Low-Flow Frequency Statistics for Ungaged Locations on Small Streams in Minnesota. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5170, online-only

Kessler, Erich W.; Lorenz, David L.; Sanocki, Christopher A., 2013. Methods and results of peak-flow frequency analyses for streamgages in and bordering Minnesota, through water year 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5110, Report: iv, 46 p.; Downloads Directory

Ellison, Christopher A.; Sanocki, Chris A.; Lorenz, David L.; Mitton, Gregory B.; Kruse, Gregory A. 2011 Floods of September 2010 in Southern Minnesota, USGS Scientific Investigations Report: 2011-5045

Sanocki, Christopher A.; Langer, Susan K.; Menard, Jason C. 2009 U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5226 Potentiometric Surfaces and Changes in Groundwater Levels in Selected Bedrock Aquifers in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, March-August 2008 and 1988-2008

Lorenz, D. L.; Sano

Abstracts and Presentations

  • Sanocki, Christopher A., 2019 Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment, Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference October 2-4, 2019, St Cloud, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A., 2018 Bulletin 17B to 17C Updates, Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers Conference November 13-16, Mankato, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A., 2018 USGS StreamStats and High-Resolution DEMs, Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers Conference November 13-16, Mankato, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A., 2018 USGS Regional Flood Trends Report, Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers Conference November 13-16, Mankato, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A., Katrin Jacobsen, 2017 U.S. Geological Survey Site-specific Water-use Data System (SWUDS) Tracking and Reporting Water-use for the Nation, Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference October 4-6, 2017, Bemidji, Minnesota

  • Brandi J. Kastner, Victoria G. Christensen, Tanja N. Williamson, Christopher A. Sanocki 2016, Migratory Bird Habitat in Relation to Tile Drainage and Poorly Drained Hydrologic Soil Groups, 10th International Drainage Symposium Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2015 WaterSMART and Water Use Guide USGS Science Goals and Priorities, Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference October 7-9, 2015, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2014 Bi-National Rainy River StreamStats Meeting, International joint Commission, Environment Canada, USGS July 7, 2014

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2012 Using NHDPlus to generate watersheds for 10,000 fish mercury sampling sites across the United States, Minnesota GIS/LIS Conference October 3-5, 2012, St Cloud, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2010 Harmonized Minnesota DNR Catchments, Federal Watershed Boundary Data, and Canadian Watersheds to Provide Tools for Binational Water Resource Analysis and Planning Minnesota GIS/LIS conference, Oct. 13-15, 2010 Duluth, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2009. Changes in Groundwater Level and Potentiometric Surfaces in Selected Bedrock Aquifers in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, 2008 Minnesota Water Resources Conference October 26-27, 2009 Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • Sanocki, Christoher A. 2008 USGS StreamStats program status in Minnesota”.Minnesota Governers Council Hydrography Subcommittee February 21, 2008

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2007 Panel: National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) Stewardship and Hydrography Applications, Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference, October 10-12, 2007, Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, Minnesota.

  • Sanocki, Christopher A. 2006 Displaying Surface-Water Data and Spatial Information for USGS Gaging and Water-Quality Stations in Minnesota, U.S. Geological Survey Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 24-28, 2006

  • Kocian M., C. Sanocki, B. Vondracek. 2006 Comparing Geographic Information System Stream Slope Methods to Field Measurements in Minnesota. U.S. Geological Survey Sixth Biennial Geographic Information Science Workshop (USGS GIS 2006), 24-28 April, Denver, Colorado

  • Kocian M., B. Vondracek. and C. Sanocki. 2006 Using a GIS to Estimate Stream Physical Characteristics. 26th Annual ESRI International User Conference. San Diego, California, 7-11 August 2006 . (POSTER)

  • Kocian, M., B. Vondracek, and C. Sanocki. 2006 Using a GIS to Estimate Stream Geomorphic Characteristics. Minnesota Natural Resources Conference, Brainerd, Minnesota 1-2 March (POSTER)

  • Kocian, M., C.Sanocki, B.Vondracek, and B.N.Wilson. 2005. Evaluation variability in stream slope estimates using GIS. 15th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference and Workshops, St. Cloud, MN 3-5 October.

  • Sanocki, Chris A., 2004 Minnesota Stream and Lake Watershed Characteristics Available on the World Wide Web, 14th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference and Workshops, St. Cloud, MN 4-6 October 2004.

  • Sanocki, Chris A., Rane, Sanjay 2004 StreamStats, ArcHydro, and a Nationally Consistent Stream-Slope Application, 14th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Conference and Workshops, St. Cloud, MN 4-6 October 2004.

  • Sanocki C.A, Rane S.A., “Comparison of stream-slope estimation automated vs semi-automated techniques” ESRI International User Conference 2003, San Diego, CA

  • Sanocki C. A., Federal GIS users conference “Minnesota Model for GIS Data and Application Management” Spring 2001 Denver, CO

  • Sanocki C.A., Minnesota’s process to incorporate watershed information into National standards and EROS data centers Seamless Data Access, Base Layer Development and future cooperation with USGS Minnesota on Automated HUC Level 4 base map production. Second annual NED-H* Collaborators’ Meeting, June 26th-28th, 2001. USGS EROS Data Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

  • Sanocki, C.A., and Fischer, Brian, 2000, Web based watershed information system [abs.]: Minnesota Water 2000, April 25-26, 2000, Minneapolis, Minn., p. 16.

  • Sanocki C.A. Minnesota Watershed Information Project North-Central States Regional HUC Meeting  August 2000

  • Sanocki, C.A., and Fischer, Brian, “Minnesota Watershed Information Project and Automated Basin Characteristics and Flood Frequency Estimation” Minnesota GIS/LIS conference 2000

  • Sanocki, C.A. 1996, Using a geographic information system to create a gaging station data base for Minnesota and parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin [abs.], in U.S. Geological Survey National Computer Technology Meeting -- Programs and abstracts, Rancho Mirage, California, May 19-23, 1996.

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