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One of our old friends from Oklahoma out doing his job which is making sure this upstream flood control lake is doing its job! Thanks to Bradley Hamilton and to Bryan Painter for sharing some video! ...

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Just in case you missed it or maybe you just want to revisit the content...our recording of our most recent webinar on Watershed Project Inspection is now up on YouTube. Here's the link, enjoy!: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu4sXy9z_U0 ...

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Dr Sherry Britton Hunt is one of our NWC supporters and a great friend to folks involved with the NRCS Watershed Program. She and her laboratory conduct the research that serves as the underpinning for many of the structures and practices we see on the land that are connected with Watershed Program work. Much deserved recognition!As a counterpart to our new media series, #WaterWorkoftheWeek, we are introducing a series called #HumansofWaterResources! In this series, we will highlight an employee from Monday’s water facility and tell you a little bit about what they do to protect and enhance our water resources.

This week’s #HumansofWaterResources feature is Sherry Hunt. She is the Research Leader and Supervisory Civil Engineer with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS)'s Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit, or HERU, and the Acting Location Coordinator for ARS. Hunt also serves as her agency’s Dam Safety Officer. She received her bachelor's and master’s degrees in biosystems engineering from Oklahoma State University, and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from Colorado State University. She has worked with USDA for 20 years now.

As Research Leader, Hunt plans and conducts research for dam development, seeking answers for the development of safe, economical structures and channels for the conveyance, storage, and measurement of runoff waters. Sherry believes in the work she does at ARS and feels it is her way to give back to others.

“I am happy to say our research at the HERU is truly making an impact on my home community, our state, our country and the world," Hunt said. "You see, dams provide many benefits, and when you think about it, research contributes to these benefits. Our research is critical in providing people with drinking water and putting food on the table. Our research supports economic development as it has been the water source for canning operations, energy companies, and many more.”

Thank you for your hard work, Sherry! Oklahoma’s waters are better because of you.
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