Richard J Huizinga


Richard (Rick) Huizinga is a Hydrologist at the Illinois-Iowa-Missouri Water Science Center. Rick received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (M S&T, formerly UMR) and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering (emphasis Hydrology/Hydraulics) from M S&T. Since joining the USGS in 1991, Rick has devoted his/her career to studying surface water hydraulics and specializes in bridge scour. Presently, his research focuses on bathymetric surveying of alluvial rivers and streams, as well as reservoirs and lakes.


1993, M.S. Civil Engineering (Hydrology/Hydraulics), Missouri S&T
1991, B.S. Civil Engineering, Missouri S&T


1991-present, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA