Blake Osborn

Southern Regional Water Resources Specialist

Colorado Water Center

Fields of Expertise

Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, Hydrology, Natural Disasters: Flood, Fire, and Drought, Watershed Restoration and Management

Areas of Interest

Disturbance hydrology, Watershed health, Forest Health and Hydrology


Blake Osborn provides leadership in the area of water resources throughout southern Colorado and collaborates with researchers and water users to solve water quality and quantity issues in the Arkansas and Rio Grande River Basins. Most of his research is focused on subsurface hydrologic processes including hydrochemical transport, unsaturated water movement, stream restoration, geospatial data applications, post-wildfire mitigation, and how land use changes affect hydrologic processes. He is interested in hydrologic processes at many spatial scales and most of his work includes a mix of wildland hydrology in both natural and developed systems.