Joyce E Williamson

I am the Director of the Dakota Water Science Center (DWSC) for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and am located in Rapid City, SD. The DWSC conducts basic hydrologic data collection and scientific investigations within North and South Dakota, such as climate modeling, groundwater modeling, and water-quality characterization and modeling.  

Biography

Background:

I have served in a number of leadership roles within the Center during my career; Information Technology Supervisor, Supervisor of Hydrologic Data, Acting Administrative Officer, Acting Director of the South Dakota Water Science Center, and Acting Director of the Dakota Water Science Center. I has published numerous reports, primarily in the area of water-quality, biological, and streamflow characterization.

Education:

B.S., Computer Science, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1998

M.S. Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 2002

Publications:

Freeman, J.E., and Komor, S.C., 1991, Selected water-quality data for Rapid Creek basin, southwestern South Dakota, 1946-90: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-249, 194 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., Goldstein, R.M., and Porter, S.D., 1996, Selected trace metals in water, sediment, plants, and fish in Rapid Creek, Rapid City, South Dakota, 1993-94, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4276, 30 p.
 

Anderson, M.T., Driscoll, D.G., and Williamson, J.E., 1999, Ground-water and surface-water interactions along Rapid Creek near Rapid City, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4214, 99 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., 2000, Streamflow and water-quality data for Bear Butte Creek downstream of Sturgis, South Dakota, 1998-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-430, 37 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., and Hayes, T.S., 2000, Water-quality characteristics for selected streams in Lawrence County, South Dakota, 1988-92: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4220, 131 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., Jarrell, G.J., Clawges, R.M., Galloway, J.M., and Carter, J.M., 2000, Digital data sets for map products produced as part of the Black Hills Hydrology Study, Western South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-471
 

Sando, S.K., Williamson, J.E., Dickerson, K.K., and Wesolowski, E.A., 2001, Irrigation drainage studies of the Angostura Reclamation Unit and the Belle Fourche Reclamation Project, western South Dakota--results of 1994 sampling and comparisons with 1988 data: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4103, 65 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., and Carter, J.M., 2001, Water-quality characteristics in the Black Hills area, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 01-4194, 196 p.
 

Carter, J.M., Teller, R.W., Williamson, J.E., 2002, The 1972 Black Hills-Rapid City Flood Revisited: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, 6p.
 

Carter, J.M., Driscoll, D.G., Williamson, J.E., and Lindquist, V.A., 2002, Atlas of water resources in the Black Hills area, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-747, 120 p.
 

Carter, J.M., Driscoll, D.G., and Williamson, J.E., 2002, The Black Hills Hydrology Study: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, 6 p.
 

Driscoll, D.G., Carter, J.M., Williamson, and J.E., Putnam, L.D., 2002, Hydrology of the Black Hills area, South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4094, 150 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., 2005, Water-quality and biological characteristics of the Little White River and selected tributaries, Todd County, South Dakota, 2002–2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005–5267, p. 76.

 

Kimball, B.A., Runkel, R.L., Walton-Day, Katherine, and Williamson, J.E., 2006, Quantification of mass loading to Strawberry Creek near the Gilt Edge Mine, Lawrence County, South Dakota, June 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5006, 41 p.

 

Driscoll, D.G., Bunkers, M.J., Carter, J.M., Stamm, J.F., and Williamson, J.E., 2010, Thunderstorms and flooding of August 17, 2007, with a context provided by a history of other large storm and flood events in the Black Hills area of South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5187, 139 p.
 

Williamson, J.E., and Anderson, M.T., 2012, Streamflow characteristics of gaged tributaries contributing to the Missouri River flood of 2011, in Presentation Abstracts, 2012 MRNRC Conference and BiOp Forum—The Big Muddy: What Have We Learned?, Pierre, S. Dak., March 13-16, 2012,.
 

Williamson, J.E., and Anderson, M.T., 2012, Characterization of streamflow from Missouri River tributaries in South Dakota, 2011 flooding [abs] in 2012 Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference, 10th, Rapid City, S. Dak., April 19, 2012.
 

Anderson, Mark, and Williamson, J.E., 2012, Comparison of runoff between water years 2011 and 2012, Missouri River Basin [abs]: 2012 Eastern South Dakota Water Conference Program and Abstracts, October 30, 2012, Brookings, S. Dak., p. 13
 

Williamson, J.E., Haj, A.E., Jr., Stamm, J.F., Valder, J.F., and Prautzch, V.L., 2014, Fluvial sediment fingerprinting—Literature review and annotated bibliography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1216, 9 p.,