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Christopher A Curran

Christopher Curran is the Assistant Center Director for Hydrologic Data at the Pacific Islands Water Science Center in Honolulu Hawaiʻi.


Chris Curran started his USGS career as a Hydrologic Technician in 1997 in Ithaca, New York. In 2000, he transferred to the USGS Washington Water Science Center (WAWSC) in Tacoma, Washington where he worked as a Hydrologic Technician specializing in hydroacoustics. In 2007, Chris joined the WAWSC Studies Program as a Hydrologist and worked on a variety of surface-water and sediment studies. He became supervisor of the Watersheds and Fluvial Systems Section of WAWSC Studies in 2019. Chris joined the Pacific Islands Water Science Center as Assistant Center Director in 2021.

Chris earned BS degrees in Civil Engineering and Geology from Lehigh University in 1989, and a MS degree in Hydrogeology from Syracuse University in 1999. Chris also served as an Engineer Officer in the U.S. Army, 10th Mountain Division, and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Central Africa.