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USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusettes South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

Staff & Contact Information

Rebecca Bushon Rebecca N. Bushon, Hydrologist, Laboratory Manager
Phone: (614) 430-7783
E-mail: rnbushon@usgs.gov
  • point of contact for OWML requests and microbiology related questions
  • rapid methods for microbial detection
  • molecular methods

Amy Brady Amie M. G. Brady, Hydrologist, Laboratory Adminstrator
Phone: (614) 430-7760
E-mail: amgbrady@usgs.gov
  • OWML services (sample submission, results, and billing)
  • models for recreational waters

Chris Ecker Chris Ecker, Hydrologist, General Lab Analyst
Phone: (614) 430-7721
E-mail: cdecker@usgs.gov
  • Actinomycetes and other bacteria
  • Cyanobacteria
  • molecular methods

 


Christopher Kephart Christopher M. Kephart, Hydrologist, General Lab Analyst
Phone: (614) 430-7780
E-mail: ckephart@usgs.gov
  • microbial source tracking
  • molecular methods
  • quality control for microbiology

 


Erin Stelzer Erin A. Stelzer, Hydrologist, General Lab Analyst
Phone: (614) 430-7730
E-mail: eastelzer@usgs.gov
  • molecular methods
  • Cyanobacteria
  • microbial source tracking
  • virus methods

 


Donna Francy Donna S. Francy, Hydrologist, Microbiology/Water-Quality Specialist
Phone: (614) 430-7769
E-mail: dsfrancy@usgs.gov
  • study design and project QC
  • microbiological monitoring
  • beach water quality
  • predictive modeling at beaches

Jessica Cicale Jessica Cicale, Microbiologist, Laboratory Coordinator
Phone: (614) 430-7719
E-mail: jcicale@usgs.gov
  • OWML services
  • culture methods

Allison Mason, Student Trainee, General Lab Analyst
Phone: (614) 430-7755
E-mail: amason@usgs.gov
  • culture methods
  • OWML services

     

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