Peter Cinotto

Pete Cinotto is a Deputy Director for the USGS Indiana-Kentucky Water Science Center (INKY WSC); he has over 20 years of experience and received a Superior Service Award from USGS in 2013.


Pete oversees all operations conducted by the three Kentucky offices of the INKY WSC and has several ancillary duties that include serving on various scientific committees and serving as a project chief for local- and National-scale projects. Pete has a diverse background in earth sciences and, prior to relocating to Kentucky in 2007, he worked in the private sector, USGS National Water Quality Laboratory, USGS Georgia WSC, and USGS Pennsylvania WSC.  


Pete has a bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of Northern Colorado.