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J. R. Rigby

J. R. Rigby is currently an Associate Center Director and Research Hydrologist in the Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center

In his role as Associate Center Director, Dr. Rigby directs and oversees investigations by a number of talented staff in the Hydrologic Transport and Response Branch on topics related to water quality, aquatic biology, quantifying and assessing the impacts of hydrologic alteration, and the hydrology of coastal systems. Prior to serving as Associate Center Director, Dr. Rigby led the Mississippi Alluvial Plain project, an innovative study including the integration of a suite of interdependent models and development of the largest airborne geophysical survey in the continental United States for water resources. Before joining the USGS, Dr. Rigby was a research hydrologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service at the National Sedimentation Laboratory where he conducted research on groundwater availability, managed aquifer recharge, watershed hydrology, and sediment transport.