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Laura E Flight

Laura Flight is a Supervisory Hydrologist for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Laura serves as the Software Team Lead in the Hydrologic Networks Branch (HNB), Observing Systems Division (OSD). Major duties include coordination of the software team to provide expert advice to develop and maintain nationally used water data collection and processing software and water database applications. Laura serves as the Product Owner for DECAP (Decoding Application) and is leading the Unified Field Data Collection Application project for OSD and the NWIS Modernization Program. 

Prior to joining HNB, Laura was hired as a student in 1995 with the Maine District (now New England Water Science Center) to hold a level rod and cut brush. She was hired full time in 1997 to run surface water/groundwater field trips and compute records, which she did for 18 years. On the side, in 2006 she started teaching surface water records related courses and starting in 2013 she became involved in the Commercial ADAPS Replacement Project (CARP) as a tester, trainer, and product owner. Laura hung up her field waders with the New England Water Science Center in 2019 and accepted a position with the Hydrologic Networks Branch.