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Lowell Abbadini

Lowell's primary responsibilities are maintaining streamgages, field data collection, and processing surface water and groundwater records. He is also an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) instructor and serves as the Training Co-Lead and the Field Innovation Team Lead.

Lowell's most recent project includes installing and monitoring a Large-Scale Particle Image Velocimetry (LSPIV) test system. This system estimates velocity of the water in the stream from video data and can provide nearly continuous stream discharge.

Lowell started with the USGS in 2008 in Coram, New York and he has worked in Idaho and Puerto Rico. Since 2015, he has been working at the Pennsylvania Water Science Center, Pittsburgh Field Office.

Lowell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Shortly after graduating, he enlisted in the Peace Corps and was stationed in Paraguay from 2002-04, working as an environmental education volunteer.


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