Hydrogeology

Since its inception in 1960, the Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS) has built a strong program of research in the field of hydrogeology. As one of the driest states in the nation, it is natural that DHS is the home to more hydrogeologists of any institution in Nevada and possibly the nation. Faculty members within the Hydrogeology Group have a broad range of expertise to support multidisciplinary research related to regional groundwater flow. Their talent goes beyond the traditional areas of emphasis including groundwater resource evaluation, contaminant and reactive transport, and geochemical evolution of groundwater. Although DHS researchers spend a large portion of their research effort on groundwater issues within the State of Nevada, their current research portfolio extends well beyond the borders of Nevada and the nation. Many research faculty hold joint appointments in water resource-related academic departments at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where they teach, advise students and direct graduate student theses.

DHS research projects related to "hydrogeology" are listed below.
Valley of Fire
Developing and Enhancing Landsat Derived Evapotranspiration and Surface Energy Products: 2012-2017 Landsat Science Team
Groundwater Monitoring for Seepage Management in the Biscayne Aquifer (Miami-Dade County Florida)
Noble Gas and Isotopic Analysis to Delineate Subsurface Flow Patterns North of Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Utilization of Thermal-Mechanical-Hydrologic-Chemical Coupled Modeling to Investigate Fracture Network Permeability Evolution During Enhanced Geothermal System Stimulation at Desert Peak, Nevada
Towards Developing Automated Remotely Sensed Energy Balance Fluxes in the Central Valley
Groundwater Model Development to Assess Fluid Flux at the Buena Vista Mine
Watershed-Based Plan for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Development of a Regional Water Management Plan for the Carson River Watershed
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - CEMP
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - CRMP and AIP
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - Soils
Technical Research Engineering and Development DOE/NNSA/NSO contract (TREDS) - UGTA
Evaluation of Landfill Conditions and Potential Impacts on Water Resources in Rural Clark County, NV
World Vision Water Projects
BARCAS - Basin and Range Regional Carbonate-rock Aquifer System
Precipitation of Dissolved CO2 in Laboratory Porous Media Following Rapid Depressurization
Phoenix Copper Leach Closure Field Test Facility Design and Construction - Phase 2
Groundwater Model Development to Assess Aquifer Recharge and Recovery in the City of Fernley
NIWR Program (Effects of CC on Snowpack; Hyporheic Exchange Truckee River; Tamarisk Water Use; LV Water System Resiliency)
Canal lining and afforestation to prevent raised groundwater tables and field salinization in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
West Africa Water Initiative Phase II - Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Human Development
Yerington/Anaconda Mine Site Technical Support
Use of FRACK to Quantify Flow through Fractured Rock at Folsom Dam, California
Geochemistry, Isotope Hydrology and Water Quality Support for the Nye County Nuclear Waste Repository Project Office
How Do Length-Aperture Correlations Influence Flow and Transport Characteristics of Fractured Rock Masses?
Rapid Assessment Protocol in Support of Drilling and Water Resources Management in Niger and Burkina Faso, West Africa
CERCLA Oversight for Millennium Science and Engineering
Investigation of Methods of Potential Value to Monitor Groundwater Recharge in the Mountains of California
West Africa Water Initiative Phase II
WAIS DIVIDE - High Temporal Resolution Black Carbon Record of Southern Hemisphere Biomass Burning
Hydrologic Modeling and Well Monitoring Project: Stillwater, Nevada
Development of a Validated Groundwater Flow Model of Pahrump Valley
Rosewood Creek Stream Environment Zone Restoration Monitoring: Washoe County, Nevada
Development of a BMP Performance Assessment and Data Analysis System for the Tahoe Integrated Information Management System (TIIMS)
Predicting and Managing Changes in Near-Shore Water Quality
Impact of the Lower and Middle Rosewood Creek Restoration Projects on the Delivery of Nutrients and Suspended Sediment to Lake Tahoe
Technical Support to the DOE Office of Legacy Management
Collaborative Research: Norwegian-United States IPY Scientific Traverse: Climate Variability and Glaciology in East Antarctica
Development of Tools and Solutions to Optimize the Operations of the Truckee River based on the Requirements of the Truckee River Operating Agreement
Technical Research, Engineering and Development Services for NNSA/NSO (TREDS)
Cover Renovation Study: Study Site Selection, Lysimeter Design, and Instrumentation Procurement
Trace and Ultra-Trace Chemistry Measurements of the WAIS Divide Ice Core
Field Evaluation of Polyacrylamide (PAM) Effectiveness and Laboratory Studies to Assess Microbial Degradation (PAM IV)
Perform Studies to Understand and Improve the Quality of Real Time Hydrologic Data Acquisition Storage, and Usage to Improve Water Management of the Truckee-Carson River System
Wyoming Weather Modification
Regionally Based Clean Water Activities
Sustainability of Semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas
World Vision Ghana Rural Water Project - Phases II and III