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Paul H Rydlund, Jr.

Paul Rydlund is the Section Chief, Surface Water & Modeling, for the USGS, Central Midwest Water Science Center, located in Rolla, Missouri.

In addition, Paul serves as the Federal Liaison Officer for FEMA Mission Assignments and works within the Water Hazards Program and Hydrologic Networks Branch serving in advisory and technical roles among USGS national programs. He has a background specializing in hydrology, hydraulics, and geodetic surveying and has authored many publications in these disciplines.

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Business and Technology, Northwest Missouri State University, 1992

  • B.S. Geological Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla, 1994

  • M.S Civil/Geological Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla, 1996

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • January 2021 to present, Board Member – Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (MfSMA)

  • 2019 to present, Member – Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)

  • August 2018 to present, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Missouri

  • January 2009 to present, Professional Land Surveyor (PLS), Missouri

  • January 2009 to present, Member – Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS)

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government