Katherine R Merriman
Katie Merriman has an interdisciplinary background within the water resources field. She has worked on a variety of water quality, hydrology, and hydraulics projects. She specializes in work that incorporates GIS analysis, database management and programming capabilities into water resources projects. She is especially interested in the intersection of agriculture and water quality.
MS, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2008
BS, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2005
Urban Flood Frequency Regionalization for Northeastern Illinois - arcPython scripting to determine watershed characteristics and calculate statistics
HSPF model of Kalamazoo Watershed in Michigan
GLRI Priority Watersheds - SWAT and APEX modeling of small scale watersheds in the Great Lakes basin (currently OH, MI, and WI) to determine impact of best management practices on water quality
- US Geological Survey - IL Water Science Center, Urbana, IL, Oct 2013 - Current
US Geological Survey - AR Water Science Center, Little Rock, AR, Nov 2010 - Oct 2013
US Geological Survey - National Research Program, Boulder, CO, Oct 2008- Nov 2010
Science Applications International Corporation, Lakewood, CO, Feb 2009 - Nov 2010
Komiskey, M.J.; Bruce, J.L.; Velkoverh, J.L., and Merriman-Hoehne, K.R., 2016, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Edge-of-Field Monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey geonarrative, http://wim.usgs.gov/geonarrative/glri-eof/
Merriman, Katherine R., 2015. Development of an assessment tool for agricultural best management practice implementation in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Priority Watersheds—Eagle Creek, tributary to Maumee River, Ohio. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3066, 6 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20153066
Merriman, Katherine R., 2015. Development of an assessment tool for agricultural best management practice implementation in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative priority watersheds—Alger Creek, tributary to Saginaw River, Michigan. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3067,6 p. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20153067
Merriman, Katherine R., 2015. Development of an assessment tool for agricultural best management practice implementation in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative priority watersheds—Upper East River, tributary to Green Bay, Wisconsin. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3065, 6 p. https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs20153065
Kresse, Timothy M.; Hays, Phillip D.; Merriman, Katherine R.; Gillip, Jonathan A.; D. Todd, Fugitt; Jane L., Spellman; Nottmeier, Anna M.; Westerman, Drew A.; Blackstock, Joshua M.; James L., Battreal, 2014. Aquifers of Arkansas: protection, management, and hydrologic and geochemical characteristics of groundwater resources in Arkansas. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5149, Report: xxi, 334 p.; Report pages 1-111; Report pages 112-221; Report pages 222-235 **Runner up for 2014 OGW Report of the Year, http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5149/. [Link]
Wagner, D.M., Krieger, J.D., and Merriman, K.R., 2014, Trends in precipitation, streamflow, reservoir pool elevations, and reservoir releases in Arkansas and selected sites in Louisiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma, 1951 to 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5240, 61 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135240. [Link]
Westerman, Drew A.; Merriman, Katherine R.; De Lanois, Jeanne L.; Berenbrock, Charles, 2013. Analysis and inundation mapping of the April-May 2011 flood at selected locations in northern and eastern Arkansas and southern Missouri. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5148, Report: vii, 44 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5148/. [Link]
Previous Outside Publications
Ale, S., L.C. Bowling, I. Chaubey, J.R. Frankenberger, K.R. Merriman, and P.R. Owens, 2009. Drainage water management impact on nitrate load from subsurface drainage systems in the Hoagland watershed in Indiana. ASABE Annual Meeting Paper No. 096895. St. Joseph, MI: ASABE.
Merriman, K., M. Gitau, and I. Chaubey. 2009. A tool for estimating Best Management Practice effectiveness in Arkansas. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 25(2): 199-213. http://lshs.tamu.edu/docs/lshs/end-notes/a%20tool%20for%20estimating%20bmp%20effectiveness%20in%20arkansas-2706164746/a%20tool%20for%20estimating%20bmp%20effectiveness%20in%20arkansas.pdf
Merriman, K.R., I. Chaubey, S. Ale, and L. Bowling. 2008. Quantification of nutrient dynamics in agricultural drainage ditches with BMPs Hoagland Ditch watershed in Indiana. Paper No. 083530, Annual Conference of the ASABE, Providence, RI.
Merriman, K.R., 2017, Determining the Impact of Best Management Practices in the Great Lakes Priority Watersheds with Field‐Scale SWAT Models and Edge‐of‐Field Monitoring Data. SWCS 72nd International Annual Conference, July 30-August 2, 2017. Madison, Wisconsin.
Merriman, K.R., 2017, Using edge-of-field monitoring data and field scale SWAT models to assess the impact of best management practices in the Great Lakes Priority Watersheds. ASABE 2017 Annual international Meeting, July 16-19, 2017. Spokane, Washington. Abstract 1701345.
Merriman-Hoehne, K., Russell, A., Daggupati, P., Srinivasan, R., Holly, G., Baumgart, P., Fermanich, K. Komiskey, M., 2016, From Monitoring To Modeling: Assessing Best Management Practices At Subbasin And Field Scales Using The SWAT And APEX Models. NWQMC 10th National Monitoring Conference, May 2-6, 2016, Tampa, Fl.
Merriman, K.R., I. Chaubey, S. Ale and L.C. Bowling. 2008. Quantification of nutrient dynamics in agricultural drainage ditches with BMPs in Hoagland ditch watershed in northern Indiana. ASABE Annual Meeting Paper No. 083530. St. Joseph, MI: ASABE.
Merriman, K, M. Gitau, and I. Chaubey. 2006. A tool for estimating best management practice effectiveness in Arkansas. Abstract published in the proceedings of the Workshop “Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality: Strengthening the Science Base”. Kansas City, MO. October 11-13, 2006. 97 p.