Lori Sprague

Biography

Lori Sprague is currently the National Program Manager of the USGS Water Mission Area’s Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) Program, which provides national and regional assessments of water for human and ecological needs and identifies factors that limit water availability. Lori is also the USGS representative on the interagency Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force coordinating committee, which works to understand the causes and effects of eutrophication in the Gulf of Mexico; coordinate activities to reduce the size, severity, and duration of the seasonal hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico; and ameliorate the effects of hypoxia.