Joel T Groten


Joel Groten is a Hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Upper Midwest Water Science Center in Minnesota.  He has a M.S. in Water Resources Science from the University of Minnesota and studied karst groundwater and surface water interactions in southeastern Minnesota under Dr. E. Calvin Alexander.  Joel serves as a principal investigator related to USGS nutrient and sediment studies. In this capacity, he provides project oversight, technical assistance, teaching, training, data analysis, and reporting in support of projects for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lower Minnesota Watershed District, Rice Creek Watershed District, and the Institute for Technological Research in São Paulo, Brazil. These projects vary in scope and relate to continuous data acquisition in real-time, aquatic habitat, TMDL studies, stream restoration, geomorphology, nutrient and sediment budgets, and flood retention and diversion. Joel also is responsible for research and implementation of new technologies to improve understanding of nitrate and sediment sources, fate, and transport mechanisms.