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Taylor Dudunake

Taylor Dudunake is a hydrologist with the USGS Idaho Water Science Center in Boise, Idaho.

Taylor is involved in a variety of field-based studies of surface water and groundwater throughout Idaho and the conterminous United States. Taylor began his career in the Idaho Water Science Center as a student contractor assisting in a national bridge scour study funded by the Federal Highway Administration. Shortly after, he continued his career as a Pathways Career intern prior to his conversion to a Hydrologist. He now works on various projects using GNSS surveying techniques; high-resolution bathymetric and acoustic Doppler surveys; two-dimensional hydraulic modeling; bridge scour surveys; groundwater and surface water interactions; and river restoration monitoring.


Professional Experience

  • Hydrologist, USGS Idaho Water Science Center, Boise, ID, January 2021 – Present

  • Pathways Hydrologist, USGS Idaho Water Science Center, Boise, ID, February 2017 – January 2021

  • Student Hydrologist, Contractor, USGS Idaho Water Science Center, Boise, ID, January 2016 – February 2017

Education and Certifications

  • A.S., Watershed Sciences, 2015, Utah State University

  • B.S., Geosciences, Emphasis in Hydrology, 2018, Boise State University, Magna cum laude

  • M.S., Water Resources, 2020, University of Idaho

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government