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Robert H Flynn

Rob is a Hydrologic Studies Chief for the Colorado Water Science Center (COWSC), in Lakewood, CO.

Rob Flynn began working for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1995 and has worked on a variety of groundwater and surface water projects including: surface water hydrology and hydraulics, sediment transport, statistical modeling and groundwater modeling studies. Recent work includes:

  1. U.S. Study manager for an International Joint Commission funded study, in collaboration with the Canadian government, to identify measures to mitigate flooding and the impacts of flooding  in the Lake Champlain / Richelieu River basin 
  2. USGS Northeast US Flood Science Capability Team Leader with a team goal of advancing flood science and decision support programs in the northeast USGS Water Science Centers and
  3. Flood-inundation hydraulic modeling and mapping projects.

Professional Experience

  • Supervisory Hydrologist, USGS Colorado Water Science Center, Denver, CO, 2020 to Present

  • Hydrologist, USGS New England Water Science Center, 1997-2020

  • Hydraulic Engineer, USGS New England Water Science Center, 1995-1997

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1996

  • Licenses:
    Professional Engineer (PE), State of New Hampshire, USA
    Professional Geologist (PG), State of New Hampshire, USA

  • Certifications: 
    OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker

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