Joel Blomquist



BS: Biology, Augustana College, SD.

Professional Experience

Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Maryland, Delaware, and District of Columbia Water Science Center.

Research / Professional Focus / Current Projects

Currently serves as a team leader for the USGS Chesapeake Bay Science Team and leader of the Maryland River Input Monitoring Program.

Research and technical interests include:

  • Monitoring program design and evaluation
  • Nutrient and Sediment transport
  • Pesticides in water and drinking water
  • Integrated analysis approaches

Past Projects

Previous leadership positions include:

  • Project Leader, Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources (CENR)- USGS, USEPA Joint Assessment of Water Quality in the Mid Atlantic States
  • Chief, National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) Potomac River Basin Study Unit
  • Studies Section Chief