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Kelli Palko

Kelli is a Hydrologist with the Colorado Water Science Center, Denver, Colorado

As a Hydrologist in the Colorado Water Science Center, Kelli is working on projects related to groundwater quality and availability in Colorado including groundwater-surface-water interaction studies and data collection.  Prior to joining the USGS, Kelli worked in the environmental consulting industry where she gained experience with groundwater, surface water, and soil sampling, wetland delineations, stream determinations, permitting, and technical writing.


Education and Certifications

  • B.S. in Geology from Appalachian State University

  • M.S. in Earth and Climate Sciences from the University of Maine with final thesis on characterizing hydrologic fluxes in New England vernal pools