Gregg Bousfield

Andrew Stubblefield
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I have been a Hydrologist for the Klamath National Forest for 3.5 years currently stationed in Happy Camp, CA. I recently accepted a one-year temporary promotion with a Forest Service Enterprise Team, ACT2, specializing in watershed related analysis and planning. Forest Service Enterprise Team positions are usually virtual meaning one can work on any Forest across the Nation at any given time. If things go well I will eventually become a permanent employee with ACT2.

My thesis consisted of developing an empirical rainfall-runoff model using rainfall and streamflow data from the Northern California Coast Range. The watersheds used for model development were small (less than 35 km2) with extensive forest cover. The simple empirical model produced the best results for the largest peakflow event compared to smaller peakflow events which are more greatly affected by factors other than short-term rainfall history. The model also produced the best results during wet antecedent soil moisture conditions which may be due to less variability in the processes controlling streamflow generation. My major advisor was Dr. G. Robison.