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Matthew J Nicotra

Matt Nicotra is a member of the USGS hydrologic monitoring program that provides real-time water resource data in the State of Colorado. 

Matt started his USGS career in 2008 as a Hydrologic Technician with the New Jersey Water Science Center in West Trenton.  He joined the Colorado Water Science Center in 2010 as a member of the Lakewood Field Office with much the same focus, initially.  Matt was a key member in the 2013 CO flood response, and subsequent stream gaging network rebuild.  Then in 2016 Matt became involved with remote sensing and non-contact methods for characterizing surface water flow in Colorado with local COWSC studies partners and national USGS initiatives. He has helped to stand up all aspects of NGWOS UCOL non-contact sites in the basin.  The experience gained by being immersed in the subject, lead him to become an instructor of local and national non-contact method training courses backed up by the USGS.  He is an expert in all aspects of surface water data collection and field instrumentation sensors and telemetry.  

Education and Certifications

  • Monmouth University B.S. in Marine and Environmental Biology and Policy  

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