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.
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