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Marie C Peppler

Physical Science
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Marie C. Peppler works in the Office of Surface Water as the Federal Agency Liaison and the National USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Coordinator. Marie guides the development, publication and communication of USGS Flood Inundation Mapping projects. As the Federal Agency Liaison, Marie coordinates the activities of the USGS Streamgage Network and other programs with our federal partners, such as the National Weather Service and the US Army Corps of Engineers. She also works on geospatial data coordination and communication for other programs, including the USGS flooding and hurricane responses. Marie started her career with the USGS Wisconsin Water Science Center in 2002 as a fluvial geomorphologist and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Geography in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Research Interest

floods flood inundation mapping flood documentation mapping streamflow surface water (non-marine)


  • Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Peppler, Marie C., 2010. Relation of urbanization to stream habitat and geomorphic characteristics in nine metropolitan areas of the United States. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5056, viii, 29 pv

  • Hoard, C. J.; Fowler, K. K.; Kim, M. H. ; Menke, C. D.; Morlock, S. E.; Peppler, M. C.; Rachol, C. M.; Whitehead, M. T., 2010. Flood-inundation maps for a 15-mile reach of the Kalamazoo River from Marshall to Battle Creek, Michigan, 2010. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3135, Pamphlet: iv, 6 p.; Sheet 1: 22 inches x 17 inches; Sheet 2: 22 inches x 17 inches; Sheet 3: 22 inches x 17 inches; Sheet 4: 22 inches x 17 inches; Sheet 5: 22 inches x 17 inches

  • Richards, Kevin D.; Scudder, Barbara C.; Fitzpatrick, Faith A.; Steuer, Jeffery J.; Bell, Amanda H.; Peppler, Marie C.; Stewart, Jana S.; Harris, Mitchell A., 2010. Effects of urbanization on stream ecosystems along an agriculture-to-urban land-use gradient, Milwaukee to Green Bay, Wisconsin, 2003-2004. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5101-E, xii, 115 p.;

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