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Dr. Gigi Richard

Director, Four Corners Water Center and Instructor of Geosciences

Area of Expertise: Surface water hydrology
Phone: 970-247-6561
Email: garichard@fortlewis.edu

Dr. Richard is a surface-water hydrologist and civil engineer. Her research focuses on the connection between people and our water systems; both natural and human-built. Implementing the tools of GIS and GPS, she studies how humans impact rivers, and – most recently – streamflow generation from varying elevation snowpack. 

“I’m fascinated by water in all its forms as it moves through our planet’s weather and water systems.”

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Gigi Richard, Ph.D.
FCWC Director & Geosciences Instructor

Center of Southwest Studies, Room 265

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