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Katie M Junghans

Katie is a Hydrologic Technician with the USGS Colorado Water Science Center, Western Colorado Office, in Grand Junction, CO.

Katie is a Hydrologic Technician with years of experience in a variety of settings across the United States. She is experienced with surface water, water quality, and groundwater. Well versed in both analytical and field procedures, having completed a MS degree, published literature, and managed hydrologic field operations for government, non-profit, and private organizations. Her undergraduate and graduate research specialized in arid springs in Texas, Arizona, and Nevada. In 2016, Katie became Lead Hydrologic Technician for two National Parks in Alaska. In 2018, she began her career with  the USGS in Grand Junction, CO. In 2020, Katie became the Hydroacoustics Specialist for the Western Colorado USGS office. In 2023, she became an instructor for a national class teaching foundational streamgaging principles. Her focus has always been on producing the best possible water data for cooperators, agencies, and the public, and now she has the satisfaction of educating, and supporting others to do the same.


Professional Experience

  • Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado Water Science Center, 445 W Gunnison Ave, Grand Junction, Colorado, August 2018 to present

  • Lead Hydrologic Technician, National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, 1000 Silver St, King Salmon, Alaska, May 2016 to August 2018

Education and Certifications

  • Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2016
    Focus: Hydrology of desert springs in Death Valley National Park and Arizona

  • Bachelor of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX, 2013
    Minor of Geology
    Focus: Hydrology of limestone caves and aquifers

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