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My name is Josh Latimore and I'm a hydrologic
technician with U.S. Geological Survey in the Redding
Field office in CA. I was introduced to the USGS
hydrologic studies program at the Gateway Community
College in Phoenix, AZ. The USGS comes to
Gateway, twice a year, to give a presentation
and interview students for possible internships.
In the summer of 2010, I was offered an internship
through the SCEP which is the Student Career
Employment Program. Through that I was offered
a permanent position and have been working
here for about a year. I've been provided with the
opportunity to perform field work in unique areas
which includes streamflow measurements using boats,
kayaks, and cableways.. I've also been given
advancement opportunities through nationwide
training and networking. Our office collects
and provides unbiased hydrologic data for sister
agencies and cooperators for making decisions
regarding water management, flood forecasting,
fisheries, historical purposes, and other hydrologic studies.
Title: Josh Latimore: Day in the Life of a USGS Hydro Technician
Josh Latimore, USGS hydro technician, discusses how he joined the USGS and his current day to day responsibilities. Josh was introduced to the USGS through the Hydrologic Studies Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, AZ. As a USGS hydro technician, Josh’s primary duties involve managing real-time surface water gaging stations. This consists of making monthly gauge inspections, stream flow measurements, processing field data, and performing necessary maintenance to ensure the gage is operating properly.
Learn more about Josh and his journey at the USGS in our Top Story article.
Location: CA, Salmon River at Somes Bar, USA
Date Taken: 1/4/2012
Video Producer: Josh Latimore , U.S. Geological Survey
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