Chris Sanocki

Biography

Christopher A. Sanocki is a geographer and GIS Section Manager for the USGS Minnesota 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” (StreamStats), Watershed Storage, and the testing of various GIS based stream slope methods. Chris is working with the state of Minnesota and the International Joint Commission on the certification of Minnesota’s National Watershed Boundary Dataset and he is currently vice-chair of Minnesota’s LiDAR research and education committee.

 

Publications

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 Director

- Conference Proceedings, Presentations

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.

-Publications

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.; Sanocki, C. A..; Kocian, M. J. 2009 U.S. Geological Survey Water Resource Investigation 97-4249 Techniques for estimating the magnitude and frequency of peak flow on small streams in Minnesota

Johnson, Michaela R.; Clark, Jimmy M.; Dickinson, Ross G.; Sanocki, Chris A.; Tranmer, Andrew W. 2009 U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 2009-483 Riparian Land Use/Land Cover Data for Three Study Units in Group II of the Nutrient Enrichment Effects Topical Study of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program

Christensen, Victoria G.; Lee, Kathy E.; Sanocki, Christopher A.; Mohring, Eric H.; Kiesling, Richard L. 2009 U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5215 Water-Quality and Biological Characteristics and Responses to Agricultural Land Retirement in Three Streams of the Minnesota River Basin, Water Years 2006-08

Lee, Kathy E.; Sanocki, Christopher A.; Montz, Gary R., 2005 Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of Sturgeon Lake, Goodhue County, Minnesota, 2003-04,  USGS Scientific Investigations Report: 2005-5182

Sanocki, C.A., and Fischer, B.C., 2000, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Long Prairie River Basin, central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-232, 7 p., 1 plate

Sanocki, C.A., 2000, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Redeye (Leaf) River Basin, central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-234, 7 p., 1 plate.

Sanocki, C.A.,2000 Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Sauk River Basin, central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-233, 8 p., 1 plate.

Sanocki, C.A., and Winterstein, T.A., 2000, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Cannon River Basin, southeastern Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-472, 10. p., 1 plate.

Sanocki, C.A.,1999, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Des Moines River Basin, southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-474, 10 p.,1 plate.

Sanocki, C.A.,1999, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Upper Wapsipinicon River, Upper Cedar River, Shell Rock River, and Winnebago River Basins, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa: U.S. Geological Survey Open-FileReport 99-471, 10 p., 1 plate.

Sanocki, C.A.,1998, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the North Fork-Crow River Basin, south-central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-19, 10 p., 1 plate

Sanocki, C.A.,1998, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the South Fork Crow River Basin, South-central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-20, 11 p., 1 plate.

Lorenz, D.L., Carlson, G.H., and Sanocki, C.A., 1997, Techniques of estimating peak flow on small streams in Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4249, 42 p.

Sanocki, C.A.,1997, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Hawk Creek-Yellow Medicine River Basin, southwestern Minnesota and eastern South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-632, 13 p., 1 pl.

Sanocki, C.A.,1997, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the lower Minnesota River Basin, south-central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-205, 20 p., 1 plate.

Sanocki, C.A.,1997, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Middle Minnesota - Little Cottonwood River Basin, south-central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-631, 13 p., 1 pl.

Sanocki, C.A., 1995, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Cottonwood River Basin, Southwestern Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-333, 14 p., 1 sheet.

Sanocki, C.A.,1995, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Upper Minnesota River Basin, west-central Minnesota, northeastern South Dakota, and southeastern North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-162, 16 p., 1 sheet.

Lorenz, D.L., Sanocki, C.A., and Winterstein, T.A., 1994, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Lac qui Parle River Basin, southwestern Minnesota and eastern South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-46, 12 p.

Sanocki, C.A., and Krumrie, J.R., 1994, Physical characteristics of stream subbasins in the Chippewa River Basin, west-central Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-488, 16 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:100,000.

Sanocki, Christopher A., “Guide to over 900 wildlife management areas in Minnesota” 1992 50 p. 1 sheet