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Lane B Simmons

Herald of various depth-integrating, point-integrating, and bed samplers - Custodian of real-time gauging stations equipped with stage, velocity (index), salinity, and temperature sensors - Monitor of coastal fresh water and sediment diversions of the Lower Mississppi River Stem - Helmsman of the Motorboat Operators Certification Course-Administer of Sit Down Lift Trucks Operators Certification.