To meet Missouri’s comprehensive water needs, Water Resources Center hydrologists, geologists and engineers investigate and monitor surface water and groundwater resource characteristics, availability and use. Program responsibilities include operating a statewide groundwater observation well network with real-time water quantity data; collecting and analyzing surface water flow data for reaction to flood and drought emergencies; providing guidance, data and technical expertise in preserving and developing sustainable regional water supplies throughout Missouri; and defending the state’s vital water interests in the Missouri River, Mississippi River and other interstate water resources before federal and interstate water resource management authorities.
Meet the Director - Jennifer Hoggatt
Jennifer Hoggatt is the Director of the Water Resources Center for the department’s Missouri Geological Survey. Jennifer has been with the department since 2008, previously working in the Director’s Office and for the Division of Environmental Quality’s Water Protection Program. A native of Southwest Missouri, she grew up enjoying plentiful fishing, hiking and water recreation activities around places such as Roaring River State Park and Table Rock Lake. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Missouri Southern State University and a Master of Environmental Science and Management from University of California-Santa Barbara.