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Preferred Name: 
Lorrie
Affiliation: 
U.S Geological Survey
Title: 
Research Hydrologist
Department: 
Water
Expertise: 
hydrology, soil physics

Biography

Dr. Lorrie Flint has a Ph.D. in Soil Physics from Oregon State University and has been with the USGS since 1986. She has been involved in regional-scale recharge studies throughout the southwest, basin-scale rainfall-runoff and sediment transport modeling, and reach-scale floodplain sedimentation studies and hydrodynamic modeling. More recently she has been involved in investigating the influence of climate change on snow processes and water availability in the western U.S. Her current research involves downscaling future climate projections to ecologically relevant scales (1-km to 30-m) and using that as input to derive hydrologic response for projects throughout the western US, for analyses of water availability, flow and transport, snowmelt processes, and ecosystem change.