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Mark A Roland

Mark Roland provides water science related to streamflow and flooding in Pennsylvania. He is Acting Supervisor for Water Resources Investigations and Research for the Center.

Professional Experience

I began my career with the USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center (PaWSC) in 2001. As a hydrologic technician, I was fortunate to have worked on a variety of projects such as acid-mine drainage, streambank fencing, dam removal, and the Pennsylvania Water Quality Network collecting water-samples, benthic macroinvertebrates and making discharge measurements. In 2004, I accepted a position as a hydrologist within the PaWSC and my work began to focus more toward surface-water and flood studies. Some projects I've been involved with were the development of flood-inundation maps for Pennsylvania communities along the Susquehanna River and the periodic update of flood-flow statistics at Pennsylvania streamgages. I enjoy field surveying and provide assistance to other projects requiring Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and total station data collection. I am a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and currently a member of the Pennsylvania Silver Jackets and the Delaware River Basin Commission Flood Advisory Committee.

Education and Certifications

  • M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2003

  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania State University, 1997

  • B.A. in Business Administration/Marketing, Bloomsburg University, 1991


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