Scott Whiteman

Aroscott (Scott) began working with the USGS as a student in 2003 and currently serves as the Boundary Waters Specialist for the Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center.


Current work with Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center:

Serves as the Boundary Waters Specialist of the USGS WY-MT WSC

Serves as one of the Hydroacoustic Specialists for the USGS WY-MT WSC

Collaborates with and assists the WT-MT WSC Director (Field Representative to the US Accredited Officer in the conduct of water resources investigations in Montana and adjacent Canadian provinces as required by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909

Maintains good communication with Canadian Officials to ensure arrangements for joint field work and exchange of data are completed

Maintains good communication with Field Office Chiefs to ensure international field work and exchange of data are completed

Provides review of natural flow calculations and other matters of apportionment

Oversees flow apportionment and adherence of water quality objectives of the East Poplar River

Provides all interested parties with interim flow apportionment data

Prepares formal annual reports to the governments concerning flow apportionment of the following international waterways: St. Mary River, Milk River, Eastern Tributaries of the Milk River, and Poplar River

Maintains and updates the "Procedures for the Division of the Waters of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers" manual on a current basis for both Canada and the United States

Prepares semi-annual report from the USGS to the International Joint Commission

Prepares annual budget, in collaboration with the Data Chief, for international flow apportionment activities and interacts with the Office of Surface Water to resolve differences between funding and program costs

Participates as an active member of the St. Mary-Milk Rivers Technical Working Group, a group composed of Federal (United States and Canada), Provincial, and State agencies involved with international flow apportionment

Member of the Poplar River Bilateral Monitoring Committee

Participates as an active member of the East Poplar River Water-Quality Work Group

Serves as Surface-Water Review team member

Published Scientific Investigations Report, Travel times, streamflow velocities, and dispersion rates in the Missouri River upstream from Canyon Ferry Lake, Montana

Collects and processes streamflow data as it pertains to the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909

Performs field duties as funded and directed by the International Joint Commission

Installs, adjusts, inspects, and services crest-stage indicators, and other instruments for the collection of ground and surface water data

Checks gage settings to ensure continuing accuracy of the data obtained from digital collection platforms

Parts per Billion Surface Water Water-Quality sampling and processing for chemical analysis

Collection of field parameters

Operation and maintenance of continuous water-quality monitors

Measurement of stream discharge with various devices such as ADCP, other velocity current meters

Stage-discharge rating development

Gage construction and maintenance

Surface-water records computation, check, and review on continuous 6-8 week basis

Continuous monitor water-quality records computation on annual basis

Observes and documents conditions that effect stage-discharge relationship

Database management including Aquarius

Aquacalc and Flowtracker (ADV) experience

Portable Computer Field Forms (PCFF) experience

Collection of ground-water data

Verifies vertical datum using established USGS surveying techniques

Miscellaneous database management implementing Microsoft Excel, Access and VBA

Installation of non-contact water-level recorders

Installation of continuous water-quality monitors

Slope-Area Computation sof peak flow discharge

Culvert Computations of peak flow discharge


B.S.,Chemistry, Montana State University-Billings, 2005, Magna Cum Laude