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Judson W Harvey

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Dr. Judson Harvey investigates hydrologic transport at the interface between groundwater and surface water and effects on contaminants and aquatic ecosystems from the mountains to the sea. Jud has served on editorial boards for Water Resources Research and Wetlands, and on committees of the National Research Council, EPA’s Science Advisory Board, the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, the Canadian Government’s Science Review Board

Research Interest

Groundwater-surface water interactions Hyporheic flow and chemical reactions and cumulative influence on river water quality Fine sediment transport and fate in rivers and wetlands Hydrologic alteration of rivers and wetlands and effectiveness of restoration practices


  • Environmental Protection Agency’s Scientific Advisory Board appointee with charge to clarify science supporting new regulatory authority (Clean Water Rule), September 2013 – August 2014

  • Co-leader of multi-agency team (SFWMD, USGS, Florida International U., U. Hawaii, U.C.-Berkeley) conducting large-scale experimental flow releases in Everglades to assess effectiveness of ten billion dollar congressionally authorized restoration, November 2013 – present

  • National Academies, reported on high-flow experimentation in Everglades to NRC-WSTB Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress,

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