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USGS Technical Reviewers and Skills Matrix

Prepare Your FIM Science

Step 1. Build your project team, select your stream reach and USGS streamgage, and identify available data and models (both hydraulic and elevation).

USGS representatives for a USGS FIM Library USGS representatives for a USGS Furnished FIM Library
If you are building a typical USGS FIM library, you will likely be working with a USGS partner that you already know. They will be your FIM team, serve as the USGS lead author, and will help guide your library through the USGS review and approval process. If you are creating a Furnished FIM Library, you may not have a USGS representative on your FIM team (although we recommend it). You will need to contact the USGS Water Science Center who oversees your selected streamgage and work with the Center Director (or their designee) during the Furnished FIM Library process. You may also contact the USGS FIM Program Coordinator (Marie Peppler) for help determining your local USGS contact.

Step 2. Select your hydraulic model, complete the model, and QC your results.

Step 3. Perform your GIS processing, and QC your results.

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