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Johnathan R Bumgarner

John is experienced in conducting and managing hydrologic studies and data-collection; coordinating the scientific and administrative direction of scientific programs; collaborating with stakeholders and cooperators to facilitate ongoing program and develop new program to meet their science needs; and supervising, training, and directing personnel conducting scientific work.

John Bumgarner earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the USGS in 2010, John was an environmental consultant conducting groundwater and surface-water assessments, computational modeling of natural systems, and contaminant hydrology studies. Since starting with the USGS, John has served in the Texas, Minnesota, New Mexico, and New England Water Science Centers as a Hydrologist (TX), Studies Chief (TX and MN), and Director (NM and NewEng). John started in his current position as the Director of the USGS New England Water Science Center in 2020. The New England WSC has an incredibly talented staff completing a diverse scientific program in the areas of continuous hydrologic data-collection networks, water-quality assessments, hydrology and hydraulics, ecosystem assessments, and water availability and use.

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