Lee Bodkin

US Geological Survey, South Atlantic Water Science Center

Term: 2021 - 2024

Monitoring and Assessment Team Assignment: Water Resources

STAC Member Since: October 2017

Title: Hydrologist – Water Quality Specialist

Department: South Atlantic Water Science Center, US Geological Survey

Education: BS Chemistry A.C.S. cert., Northern Arizona University (2002)

Primary Focus Area: Surface Water-Quality (fresh & marine)

Secondary Focus Area(s): Water-quality monitoring instrumentation, sediments, autonomous underwater vehicles, hydrologic event monitoring & response

Career Experiences: Started with a private environmental consulting firm in Tempe, Arizona, first as a GFAA & ICP-MS analyst and then transferred to a hydrologic environmental project manager. In 2007 I relocated to Houston, Texas to begin my career with the USGS, first as a hydrologic technician and then as a hydrologist & program manager. In 2010 I became a project chief in charge of four different projects including: Lake Houston Monitoring and Special Issues, Lake Houston Inflows, Houston Urban Watershed Assessment, and the TPWD Artificial Reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. Additional USGS related activities include: Instructor for the USGS Field Methods Sampling Techniques for Groundwater and Surface water program, active member of the USGS Dive program, and have been lucky enough (or cursed with) having an autonomous underwater vehicle to be on my property list.