Marsha Gipson


Marsha Gipson began her career with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1994 as a staff hydrologic technician for a Department of Defense project at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas installing monitoring wells, collecting water-quality samples, soil sampling, and various other tasks. Later she joined the Networks Unit at the Arkansas Water Science Center in Little Rock. Her primary duties were the collection and processing of streamflow, water-quality, and sediment data. Gipson also assisted with the installation and operation of streamflow gages including a flood-warning system in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Since 2011, Gipson has served as Northern Nevada Field Office Chief at the Nevada Water Science Center, in Carson City, Nevada. Duties include supervising a staff of 14 hydrologic technicians in the collection of hydrologic data for an extensive network of over 180 surface water, groundwater, and water-quality sites located throughout 66,236 sq mi in Northern Nevada. Gipson often works in cooperation with local partners and stakeholders.


M.S. in Management and Leadership, Western Governors University, 2017 

B.S. in Park Administration, Arkansas Tech University, 1992 



2011- Current   Supervisory Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Nevada Water Science Center 

1994 -2011     Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, Arkansas Water Science Center 


Professional Memberships

American Institute of Hydrology