Mark A Roland

Biography

Education:

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

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

B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing, Bloomsburg University, 1991

 

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.  Recent projects involved the development of flood-inundation maps for Pennsylvania communities along the Susquehanna River and West Branch Susquehanna River.  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.

 

Publications

Suro, Thomas P.; Kiah, Richard G.; Roland, Mark A., 2015. Flooding in the Northeastern United States, 2011. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1821, U.S. Geological Survey [Link]

Roland, M.A., Underwood, S.M., Thomas, C.M., Miller, J.F., Pratt, B.A., Hogan, L.G., and Wnek, P.A., 2014, Flood-inundation maps for the Susquehanna River near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5046, 17 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145046 [Link]

Roland, M.A., and Hoffman, S.A., 2014, Flood-inundation maps for the West Branch Susquehanna River near the Boroughs of Lewisburg and Milton, Pennsylvania, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5094, 13 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145094. [Link]

Hoffman, S.A., Roland, M.A., Schalk, L.F., Fulton, J.W., 2013, Velocity, water-quality, and bathymetric surveys of the Grays Landing and Maxwell Navigation Pools, and Selected Tributaries to the Monongahela River, Pennsylvania, 2010–11: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 784, 12 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/784.

Stuckey, M.H., and Roland M.A., 2011, Selected streamflow statistics for streamgage locations in and near Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1070, 88 p. [Link]

Roland, M.A., and Hoffman, S.A., 2011, Development of flood-inundation maps for the West Branch Susquehanna River near the Borough of Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5057, 9 p. [Link]

Roland, M.A.; Stuckey, M.H., 2008, Regression equations for estimating flood flows at selected recurrence intervals for ungaged streams in Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5102, 57 p. [Link]

Roland, M.A.; Stuckey, M.H., 2007, Analysis of flood-magnitude and flood-frequency data for streamflow-gaging stations in the Delaware and North Branch Susquehanna River Basins in Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1235, 22 p. [Link]