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David Soong

For more than 18 years with the USGS David Soong has conducted applied research in river hydraulics, sediment routing, and rainfall-runoff analyses.  He applies modeling and analytical techniques in assessing flow quantity and prediction uncertainty, river spill and oil-particle-aggregate transport, and restoration issues. He works in the USGS Central Midwest Water Science Center, Urbana, IL.

Awarded Projects:

  • Technical Review for DuPage River HSPF Watershed Model in Will County, Illinois. Funded by US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District.
  • Evaluation Rainfall-Runoff Parameters in HSPF for Watersheds in Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting System. Funded by US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District.
  • Flood-inundation Maps for a 1.6-mile reach of Salt Creek, Wood Dale, Illinois. Funded by Du Page County, Department of Environmental Concerns.
  • Effects of Detention Basin and Release Rates on Flood Characteristics for Blackberry Creek in Kane County. Funded by Kane County, Department of Environmental Management.
  • Flood-Hazard Analysis with Rainfall-Runoff Modeling for the Blackberry Creek Watershed, Kane County, Illinois. Funded by Kane County Department of Environmental Management.
  • Updated and Unified StreamStats Peak Discharges for Streams of Illinois. Funded by Illinois Center for Transportation.
  • Analysis and Adjustment of Flood-Peak Magnitudes Recorded at USGS Streamflow gages in Northeastern Illinois. Funded by Army Corps of Engineers – Chicago District.
  • Techniques for Estimating Flood Magnitudes and Frequencies for Rural Streams of Illinois. Funded by Illinois Department of Natural Resources – Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and USGS.
  • Development and Evaluation of StreamStats for Rural Illinois Streams. Funded by Illinois Center for Transportation.
  • Development of an Oil-Particle Aggregate Transport Model. Funded provided through USGS Midewest Region.
  • Manning's roughness coefficients for Illinois Streams. Funded by Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and USGS..


 

Professional Experience

  • 2000-Present USGS, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Urbana, Illinois

Education and Certifications

  • PhD Water Resources Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 1986

  • MS Water Resources Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 1980

  • BS in Hydraulic Engineering, Feng-Chia College, Taiwan, 1975

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