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.

 

Biography

Education

  • MS, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2008

  • BS, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2005

Current Projects

  • 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

Experience

  • 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

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Publications

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.