Jesse V Rigge

My Name is Jesse Rigge, I am am a Hydrologic Technician at the Huron Water Science Center in Huron, SD. I have devoted my career to studying, conserving, and analyzing surface water.


Presently, I maintain gages and measure discharges at my full time discharge gaging stations, maintain my ground water wells and monitor ground water levels at my ground water wells, and work, check, and review surface water and ground water records. I also help other technicians in my office measure and maintain all of the remaining surface water gages and ground water wells in eastern South Dakota as needed.


2002 with an A.A.S. degree in Soil and Water Conservation Technology from Minnesota West

Professional Experience

2000-2001, Habitat Biologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources/Pheasants Forever, Clarkfield, Minnesota

2001-2011, Soil Conservation Technician, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Hamlin and Codington Counties, South Dakota

2011-Present, Hydrologic Technician, United States Geological Survey, Huron, South Dakota