Collect and organize data concerning the distribution and circulation of ground and surface water, and data on its physical, chemical, and biological properties. Measure and report on flow rates and ground water levels, maintain field equipment, collect water samples, install and collect sampling equipment, and process samples for shipment to testing laboratories. May collect data on behalf of hydrologists, engineers, developers, government agencies, or agriculture.
Other Job Titles Hydrologic Technicians May Have
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Analyze ecological data about the impact of pollution, erosion, floods, and other environmental problems on bodies of water.
Answer technical questions from hydrologists, policymakers, or other customers developing water conservation plans.
Apply research findings to minimize the environmental impacts of pollution, waterborne diseases, erosion, or sedimentation.
Assist in designing programs to ensure the proper sealing of abandoned wells.
Collect water and soil samples to test for physical, chemical, or biological properties, such as pH, oxygen level, temperature, and pollution.
Level of Education Attained by Hydrologic Technicians
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