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Sarah M Elliott

Sarah is a hydrologist with the Upper Midwest Water Science Center.

Sarah began working at the Minnesota Water Science Center as a student in 2009. Since joining the USGS, Sarah has participated or led several projects investigating the occurrence, sources, and ecological effects of emerging contaminants in waters throughout Minnesota and the Great Lakes basin. Sarah has also worked on developing statistical models to predict groundwater quality in Minnesota and across the glacial aquifer. Sarah recently joined a national project team working to build capacity to rapidly assess and predict post-fire water availability issues

Additional Training:

8/2017 Supervisory Challenge

6/2015 Applied Multivariate Methods for Ecological and Environmental Data

5/2012 Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis

6/2011 Field Water-Quality Methods for Groundwater and Surface Water

Professional Experience

  • 2010-present    Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center

  • 2009-2010       Student Trainee (hydrologist), U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water Science Center

Education and Certifications

  • 2010    M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., Water Resources Science, “Water quality characteristics of three rain gardens located within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, MN”

  • 2008    B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Abstracts and Presentations

  • American Fisheries Society - 2018

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America - 2017

  • St. Croix Research Rendezvous - 2017

  • International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum - 2016, 2011

  • Midwest Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - 2015, 2012

  • Minnesota Water Resources Conference - 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011

  • Emerging Contaminant International Conference - 2014

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