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Patricia Ging

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Patty Ging is a hydrologist with the Texas Water Science Center in Austin and has been working for the USGS since 1991. She received a bachelors (1991) and masters degree (1995) in Geology from the University of Texas in Austin. Patty's work interest is water quality and one of her first projects with the USGS combined with her masters degree work was on the Bull Creek watershed. After completing her masters degree, Patty joined the NAWQA program mainly dealing with surface water quality in the South-Central Texas study area and the Trinity River study area. She has been involved in many aspects of the NAWQA program including data management and regional analysis of surface water quality. Patty is married with three boys that keep her very busy when not at work.

Research Interest

groundwater quality runoff surface water (non-marine) surface water quality water quality


  • Ging, P.B., Long, D.T., and Lee, R.W., 1996, Selected Geochemical Characteristics of Ground Water from the Marshall Aquifer in the Central Lower Peninsula of Michigan, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Investigations Report 94-4220

  • Ging, Patricia B., 1995, A Water Quality Study of the Upper Bull Creek Watershed, Austin, Texas, Master’s Thesis, University of Texas at Austin

  • Ging, Patricia B. and Bennett, Philip C., 1994, Evaluation of Water Quality Conditions in the Upper Bull Creek Watershed in Factors Affecting Water Resources Proceedings, Texas Section of American Water Resources Association Fall Meeting, December 9, 1994

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