Daniel E Christiansen

Daniel Christiansen is currently the superviser of the Surface Water Hydrology and Hydraulics Section of the U.S. Geological Survey Central Midwest Water Science Center in Iowa City, Iowa.


Dan has worked with the USGS Iowa Water Science Center in Iowa City, Iowa since 1998, and has served as a Hydrologist since 2001, during which he has led or been involved in a variety of hydrologic, hydraulic, and statistical modeling studies encompassing climate-related hydrologic trends,  and stormwater-runoff quality and quantity. Additional activities include GPS surveying, water-quality and surface water field data collection, and creating GIS data layers to be used in interpretative reports. Ongoing and recent work includes: investigations of hydrologic and climatic changes in Iowa using global climate model output and watershed modeling in cooperation with Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), EPA, and USGS NRP. Dan is currently working on Flood Inundation Mapping (FIM) hydraulic model of the Maquoketa River near Green Island, IA.