Michael Colombo

Michael Colombo is a hydrologist in the Connecticut Office of the New England Water Science Center with collateral duties as the Interpretive Studies Local Data Manager and center Archivist. 

Biography

Michael began his career as a student-trainee hydrologist in 1995 while finishing his M.S. from the University of Connecticut in Natural Resources Management and Engineering. He has worked on several water-quality projects in cooperation with local, State, and Federal partners. Topics include: statistical analysis of trends in surface-water quality in Connecticut streams, continuous water-quality monitoring and use of surrogates as predictors, assessment of nutrient loads and yields, and algal processes in freshwater systems. Additional responsibilities include: support functions for both the Interpretive Studies and Data sections managing the hydrologic data collection, storage, and dissemination as a Local Data Manager (LDM), serving as the New England WSC Archivist, and providing field support as a boat operator.