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Jason S. Alexander

Jason is Surface Water Section Chief and Sediment Specialist at the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center.

Jason's training is in fluvial geomorphology and his work typically focuses on the interface(s) between river processes and physical habitats of river-dependent species. He works with stakeholders to develop scientific foundations for decision making in rivers and streams with ongoing or legacy development pressures. This work spans geomorphic settings ranging from low-slope sand-bedded streams of the Midwest United States to canyon rivers of the Colorado Plateau, and land-use settings ranging from the near pristine to those with heavy agricultural and urban land pressures.


Professional Experience

  • 2021-present Supervisory Hydrologist [Surface Water Studies Chief], U.S. Geological Survey Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center.

  • 2018-2021 Hydrologist [Project Chief], U.S. Geological Survey Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center.

  • 2007-2014 Hydrologist [Project Chief], U.S. Geological Survey Nebraska Water Science Center, 2007 to 2014.

  • 2007 Integrated Water Management Analyst, Nebraska Department of Natural Resources, Lincoln, Nebraska.

  • 2002 – 2004 Engineering Specialist, Wright Water Engineers Inc., Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

  • 2000 – 2002 Geomorphologist, Stetson Engineers, San Rafael, California.

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Geology (Fluvial Geomorphology), University of Wyoming, 2020.

  • M.S. Watershed Science (Fluvial Geomorphology), Utah State University, 2007.

  • B.S. Geology, Colorado State University, 2000.

  • B.S. Watershed Science, Colorado State University, 2000.

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