Eric Reichard


Eric Reichard is the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey California Water Science Center (USGS-CAWSC). The USGS-CAWSC, which partners with state, local, and federal agencies, provides impartial hydrologic data and scientific analyses to address California’s water issues.  

Prior to assuming his current position in 2009, Reichard served as a Program Chief and Research Hydrologist for the USGS. He has led projects addressing a variety of hydrologic issues, including groundwater – surface-water management and seawater intrusion. He received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Rochester, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Hydrogeology from Stanford University.