Jonathan Dillow


Jon Dillow is a Supervisory Hydrologist that oversees parts of the Studies Section in the Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Water Science Center and serves (half time) as the acting Data Chief for the Washington Water Science Center.


Research / Professional Focus / Current Projects

My duties encompass all aspects of USGS water-data collection, interpretation, and publication activities, but my particular areas of interest are workforce planning and staff development. Through these interests I work to maintain and support appropriate staffing levels and adequate skill sets to facilitate the effective and efficient performance of data analysis, interpretation and publishing tasks that are focused and aligned with the USGS mission and each Center’s water-science goals, and to ensure that each Center can meet its local and regional partners' water-resource data and analysis needs on a sustainable basis.



MS: Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1995

BS: Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 1989


Selected Bibliography

Magnitude and Frequency of Floods on Nontidal Streams in Delaware: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5146, by Ries, K.G. III and Dillow, J.J.A., 2006, 59 p.

Adjustments to U.S. Geological Survey Peak-Flow Magnitude-Frequency Relations in Delaware and Maryland Following Hurricane Floyd, September, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-152-02, by Doheny, E.J. and Dillow, J.J.A., 2002, 8 p.

Groundwater quality and discharge to Chincoteague and Sinepuxent Bays adjacent to Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4029, by Dillow, J.J.A., Banks, W.S.L., and Smigaj, M.J., 2002, 42 p.

Optimization of Groundwater Withdrawal at the Old O-Field Area, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4283 by Banks, W.S.L. and J.J.A. Dillow, 2001, 18 p.

Groundwater Discharge and Nitrate Loadings to the Coastal Bays of Maryland: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4167 by Dillow, J.J.A. and E.A. Greene, 1999, 8 p.