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John D. Jastram

John Jastram is a Hydrologist who serves as the Chief of the Watershed Studies Section and the Program Development Specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey's Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center in Richmond, VA.

John has been involved with a wide variety of USGS water-resources investigations since 2002, mostly focused on utilizing continuous water-quality monitoring to improve nutrient and sediment load estimation, and application of these methods in small urban watersheds. John became the Chief of the Watershed Studies Section in 2020. In this role he provides leadership for a team of scientists conducting monitoring- and modeling-based studies of surface water quality. John is also responsible for providing program development leadership within the Center.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech

  • B.S. in Environmental Analysis and Planning, Frostburg State University

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