Matt Ely

Biography

Matt Ely is the Director of the USGS Colorado Water Science Center, a diverse team of 110 scientists and administrative and IT professionals. Previously he served as the Deputy Director and Associate Director of Hydrologic Interpretive Programs with the New England Water Science Center, Geohydrology Studies Chief with the USGS New Mexico Water Science Center, and as a project hydrologist with the USGS Washington Water Science Center. He received a B.S. in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina and an M.S. in Geoscience from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Matt developed numerous groundwater-flow and watershed models and served as project chief on regional water resource assessments. He has been with the USGS since 1998.