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Blake Osborn


Southern Regional Water Resources Specialist Colorado Water Institute / Water Center

Contact Info

Phone: (719) 276-7391   Office: Engineering E102

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Areas of Interest

 Disturbance HydrologyHow to assess, inventory, and make management recommendations to protect watershed health following large and small scale disturbances


I provide leadership in the area of water resources throughout southern Colorado and collaborate with researchers and water users to solve water quality and quantity issues in the Arkansas and Rio Grande River Basins. Most of my research is focused on subsurface hydrologic processes including hydrochemical transport, unsaturated water movement, agricultural return flows, geospatial data applications, irrigation scheduling, and how land use changes affect subsurface hydrologic processes. I am interested in subsurface hydrologic processes at many spatial scales and my work includes a mix of wildland hydrology in both natural and developed systems.