Lori Sprague

Biography

Lori Sprague is currently Director of the Earth Systems Processes Division in the USGS Water Resources Mission Area. The Water Resources Mission Area works with Federal, State, Tribal, and local partners to monitor, assess, research, and deliver information on the quantity, quality, and use of the Nation's surface and ground waters. Lori is also the USGS representative on the interagency Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force coordinating committee.  The Task Force 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.  See https://www.epa.gov/ms-htf/ for more information.