Christopher J Hoard


Chris Hoard is a Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest
Water Science Center in Lansing, Michigan. He has participated in studies involving
groundwater flow simulation, surface-water modeling, borehole geophysics, and water-
quality assessments. Chris has worked throughout the U.S. and abroad, including an
aquifer characterization study in Bangladesh to assist with studies of arsenic in drinking
water supplies. His current research focuses on characterizing groundwater and surface
water interaction as well as monitoring and simulation of the urban hydrologic cycle.


  • B.S. 1998, Michigan State University, Environmental Geosciences 
  • M.S. 2002, Michigan State University, Environmental Geosciences (Thesis: ”The influence of detailed aquifer characterization on groundwater flow and transport models at Schoolcraft, Michigan”)