Michael Myers, Hydrologic Technician
U.S. Geological Survey
5522 Research Park Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
Phone: (443) 498-5586
Fax: (443) 498-5510
Education and Experience
- B.S. in Environmental and Ecological Biology, Lock Haven University.
- A.A.S. in Nanofabrication and Manufacturing Technology.
Upon graduation, I worked as a NOAA fisheries observer for the North Pacific Groundfish Fishery tasked with monitoring vessels operating in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Following my time as an observer, I served as an AmeriCorps Office of Surface Mining Volunteer in Service to America (OSM/VISTA) for the Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team (ACCWT) in Eastern Pennsylvania. During my time as an OSM/VISTA I worked on a variety of projects related to degradation caused by abandoned mine drainage. Shortly after completing my term of service with AmeriCorps I accepted a position with the USGS Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Water Science Center working on projects related to surface water monitoring and sediment studies.
Research / Professional Focus / Current Projects
My professional focus relates to sediment studies taking place in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Patapsco River Dam Removal-Studying the movement of sediment in the Patapsco River in response to the removal of Simkins Dam near Baltimore MD.
Lake Linganore Bathymetric Survey-Bathymetric survey detailing the amount of sediment accumulated in the upper reaches of Lake Linganore in Frederick County MD.
Difficult Run Sediment Study-Monitoring sediment movement throughout the Difficult Run watershed near Fairfax VA.
Smith Creek Sediment Study-Monitoring the movement of sediment throughout the Smith Creek Watershed near Harrisonburg VA.
Angel, P.N., Fees, E., Myers, M., Liebe, R. 2009 National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Conference, Rogers, AR. September 27-30, 2009, Paper entitled, Restoring Forests on Post-Bond Release Mine Sites in Appalachia through Community, Government, and Industry Partnerships.
Gellis, A.C., Noe, G.B., Hupp, C.R., Schenk, E.R., Clune, J.W., Blomquist, J., and Myers, M.K.; 2010 USGS Chesapeake Bay Annual Workshop, Rocky Gap, MD. November 17-18, 2010, Poster presentation entitled, Linganore Creek, Maryland – A Focus Study Watershed of the USGS Chesapeake Bay Program.
Noe, G.B., C. Hupp, N. Rybicki, A. Gellis, N. Ostroski, K. Wolf, E. Schenk, M. Robinson, K. Bealing, and M. Myers, 2011. The effects of riparian ecosystem processes on water quality: nutrient mineralization and budgeting in the Difficult Run Floodplain Study. National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Baltimore, Maryland.