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David S Armstrong

Dave Armstrong is a Hydrologist in the New England Water Science Center.

Dave has more than 25 years of experience investigating water resource issues in New England. His background is primarily in surface-water hydrology. He completed his B.A. in Geosciences at Hobart College in 1982, and took graduate courses in forest hydrology, ground-water hydrology, and limnology at the University of Minnesota.

Dave has extensive experience working on multidisciplinary investigations to support state water-resource managers in their efforts to protect and restore water resources, habitat, and ecosystems in New England. He is author on numerous USGS technical reports with a focus on understanding relations between streamflow and habitat; and ecological responses to water withdrawals and land-use in streams and wetlands. Dave currently is working on investigations that are developing a water-quality monitoring strategy for the Taunton River Estuary and Mount Hope Bay, collecting water-quality data at freshwater sites in eastern Massachusetts to demonstrate a process for calculating aluminum criteria, and investigating fish and macroinvertebrate responses to impervious cover.

Professional Experience

  • 1992 - present. U.S. Geological Survey - Hydrologist

  • 1989 - 1992. U.S. Geological Survey - Hydrologic Technician

Education and Certifications

  • Dave is certified in electrofishing and as a USGS MOCC boat operator.

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