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William R McDermott

Will is a Physical Scientist with the USGS Colorado Water Science Center in Lakewood, CO.

As a physical scientist in Colorado Rocky Mountains, Will has assisted in a range of hydrologic monitoring projects from aquifer level monitoring in the Eastern plains to installing and maintaining weather and snow stations above 12,000’. Currently, Will’s professional passion involves collecting high quality data on snowpack quantity and characteristics in remote and high-altitude mountainous environments in order to better understand the relationship of water resources from “Snow to Flow”. 

Professional Experience

  • Abandoned Mine Lands Intern, Trout Unlimited, Summer 2017

  • Restoration Technician, Aloterra Restoration Services, 2018 

  • 1039 Hydrologic Technician (Field Assistant), USGS Colorado Water Science Center, 2019 

  • Physical Scientist, USGS Colorado Water Science Center, 2020-Present 

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Environmental Science, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 2018 

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