Curtis V Price
Physical Scientist (GIS)
South Dakota Water Science Center
USGS South Dakota Water Science Center
1608 Mountain View Rd
Rapid City, Sd 57702
Curtis Price is a member of the USGS Enterprise GIS team, which supports geospatial applications across the USGS, and is the lead Python developer for the High-Resolution National Hydrography Set -- Plus ("HR NHDPlus") project. His primary research interests are landscape characterization and effective Enterprise GIS implementation.
Curtis Price earned degrees from the University of Puget Sound (B.S. Geology/Comp. Sci., 1983) and Dartmouth College (A.M. Geology, 1985). After two years with NASA contractor TGS Technology, Inc., working on various remote sensing -related research efforts, Price joined the USGS in 1987 at the New Jersey Water Science Center, where he supported ground water modeling projects and GIS applications.
Since 1990, he has been a technical lead with the USGS Enterprise GIS support team for desktop GIS applications, and has developed and taught classes in GIS technology, raster analysis, and GIS application development for USGS staff.
In 1995, Price relocated to the South Dakota Water Science Center to join the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. He has played a role in database design and data management in the Program. This work has included the design and management of the Program's ground water site networks and development and maintenance of NAWQA network and sample coding guidance, ancillary data tools, and common geospatial water-quality and ancillary datasets.
More recently, Price has been doing database design and data development in support of the U.S. Department of Interior's WaterSmart initiative, and is the lead Python developer for the High-Resolution National Hydrography Set -- Plus ("HR NHDPlus") project.
He is an adjunct instructor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
His primary research interests are landscape characterization and effective Enterprise GIS implementation.
Science and Products
High quality 3D elevation data are critical to flood risk management, resource management, conservation, alternative energy, agriculture, infrastructure management, and a broad range of other nationally significant applications. 3DEP is a cooperative program, managed by the USGS on behalf of the community, with the goal to complete national coverage of 3D elevation data in 8 years.
WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) is a program of the Department of the Interior that focuses on improving water conservation and helping water-resource managers make sound decisions about water use.
The National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) represents surface waters of the United States including, rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal features. The Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD) is comprised of hierarchical polygons called hydrologic units that represent surface area over which water drains to a point. Both datasets are updated by stewards and are available by subsets of the United States.
NWIS Maps all sites with links to all available water data for individual sites. These pages provide access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Documentation for the U.S. Geological Survey Public-Supply Database (PSDB): a database of permitted public-supply wells, surface-water intakes, and systems in the United States
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has developed a database containing information about wells, surface-water intakes, and distribution systems that are part of public water systems across the United States, its territories, and possessions. Programs of the USGS such as the National Water Census, the National Water Use Information Program, and the National Water-Quality Assessment Program all...Price, Curtis V.; Maupin, Molly A.
Anthropogenic organic compounds in source water of select community water systems in the United States, 2002-10
Drinking water delivered by community water systems (CWSs) comes from one or both of two sources: surface water and groundwater. Source water is raw, untreated water used by CWSs and is usually treated before distribution to consumers. Beginning in 2002, the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program initiated Source Water-Quality Assessments (SWQAs) at select CWSs...Valder, Joshua F.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Price, Curtis V.; Bender, David A.