Gardner Bent is a Hydrologist in the new England Water Science Center.
Gardner Bent is currently the Surface-Water Specialist for the New England Water Science Center, and has been in this position since 2015. Prior to this he served as the Massachusetts-Rhode Island Data Chief, overseeing surface-water, groundwater, and water-quality data collection, from 2006-2011. During 2012-14 and prior to 2006 he served as a project hydrologist on a number of mainly surface-water related studies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The studies have involved state-wide equations for estimating streamflow statistics and bankfull channel geometry, sediment transport assessments, flood-related studies, and watershed assessments. He has been at the USGS since 1989.