Ethan Weikel, P.G.

Ethan is Deputy Center Director for the USGS Maryland-Delaware-D.C Water Science Center responsible for strategic planning, science publication review, program development, operational management and IT supervision.



Graduate Studies - Missouri University of Science & Technology

Undergraduate Studies - The College of William and Mary

Other - Roanoke Valley Governors School for Science and Technology



Professional Geologist

State of California, License 8190

Commonwealth of Virginia, License 2801001722

State of Delaware, License S-000122

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, License PG004793


Professional Experience

Deputy Center Director for the USGS Maryland-Delaware-D.C Water Science Center

October 2016 – Present

-Strategic planning, science publication review, and staying abreast of the state of the science.

-Program development, maintaining and developing relationships with customers/cooperators.

-Manage operations including financials, deliverables, facilities, policies, training, and center health.

-Manage IT including data management, website/social media, hardware and software.


US Army Corps of Engineers

Senior Technical Expert and Program Lead

August 2014 – October 2016


US Army Corps of Engineers

Chief of Geology and Investigations (Acting)

August 2013 – July 2014


US Army Corps of Engineers

Senior Geologist - GS13

December 2012 – August 2013


US Army Corps of Engineers

Senior Geologist - GS12

April 2009 – December 2012



Senior Hydrogeologist

May 2008 – April 2009



Project Manager / Hydrogeologist

August 2006 – May 2008


Wood Rodgers, Inc.

Project Hydrogeologist

November 2005 – August 2006 


Luhdorff and Scalmanini

Staff Geologist

June 2002 – November 2005




Proper Maintenance for Pressure Relief Wells

The Military Engineer, Vol 104. Number 679

September 2012

New techniques for developing and maintaining pressure relief wells are critical to guarantee they perform as planned when needed most.

Authors: Ethan Weikel, P.G., Jim Bailey, Megan Garrett