Matthew R Kearns


Matt Kearns is a hydrologist in the Charleston Field Office of the Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center. He works on a variety of water resources studies, including water availability and water use. Matt is a West Virginia native and nine-year military veteran. He enjoys spending time in the woods and waters of the Mountain State. 


M.S. Forest Resource Management, West Virginia University

B.S. Marine and Environmental Science, United State Coast Guard Academy

Current Projects and Interests

Groundwater assessment of Fauquier County, Virginia

West Virginia Aquifer characterization with borehole geophysics

Mid-Atlantic water use and consumption

Water resources managment for ecological and environmental flows

Drought and climate change