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John T Mays


I am a Hydrologic Techinition for the Arkansas Water Science Center.  I have been employed with the USGS since 2006.  I was elevated to a full time position after graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in May of 2010 with a bachelors degree in Ecological and Organismal Biology.  

I am responsible for record management, data collection, and overseeing of approximately twenty river gaging stations throughout the state. 

I am also heavily involved in our hydroacoustics program as a means to continually provide reliable data for our river gaging sites.