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Tanner W Chapin

Tanner Chapin is a Supervisory Hydrologic Technician with the USGS Colorado Water Science Center in Lakewood, Colorado. He leads the water quality section in charge of operating real-time instrumentation and collecting discrete water quality samples.

Tanner began his USGS career in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri office in 2014. Initially his focus was surface water data collection. In 2016, Tanner transferred to the Lakewood Field Office. After transferring, Tanner’s focus transitioned to multi-discipline that included surface water and water quality data collection and review. Since 2021, he supervises a team of hydrologic technicians that are responsible for collecting ~ 400 discrete samples annually and operate and maintain ~ 30 continuous water quality sondes.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Watershed Science, 2014. Colorado State University, Fort Collins