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Victor S Cortes, II

Victor Cortes is a Physical Scientist with the Pennsylvania Water Science Center.

I routinely make discharge measurements with ADVs and ADCPs, execute differential level surveying to establish and maintain datum at gaging stations, deploy scientific equipment to monitor physical hydrology and water quality parameters, and continuously process data records. On occasion, I also assist the Hydrologic Studies Program with sampling for the Pennsylvania Water Quality Network. 

Previously, I performed fieldwork included biological and hydrologic data collection in isolated and forested watersheds in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. During this time, I participated in projects that spanned a large geographic area and included public lands such as Mt. Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Willamette National Forest, and Mt. Hood National Forest, among others. Data collected included channel morphology, stream gradient, benthic substrate, water chemistry, environmental DNA, and macroinvertebrates.