Assistant Research Scientist, Hydrology
Mr. McGraw’s research interests include modeling surface water and groundwater systems with regard to water quality and quantity. Recent projects include: an investigation of the near-stream unsaturated zone during warm-season rain events for a small, sub-alpine stream; a groundwater model used to determine the source of stream quality degradation for the Lower Truckee River; water quality assessment and modeling of the California portion of the Truckee River Basin; suspended sediment analysis of the middle Truckee River; and quality assurance of monitoring activities in Alpine County, California.
- Hydrology of the Unsaturated Zone
- Contaminant Transport
- Hydrogeological Controls on Availability and Quality of Ground Water
- Integrated Watershed Systems
Research Projects Websites
Groundwater Resource Sustainability: Modeling Evaluation for the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, California, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division Technical report, NAWCWD TP 8811
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Application of Monte Carlo Methods to Perform Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis on Inverse Water-Rock Reactions with NETPATH (45267), Desert Research Institute Publication No. 45267
Numerical analysis of the efficacy of maintaining a 14-day LTF test cadence given wind speed limitations on critical crane lifts
Multiscale Assessment of Green Leaf Area in a Semi-Arid Rangeland with a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34, 1615-1632
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Mason Valley Groundwater Model: Linking Surface Water and Groundwater in the Walker River Basin, Nevada
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Multi-variable mixing cell model as a calibration and validation tool for hydrogeologic groundwater modeling, Journal of Hydrology, 293, 115-136
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Suspended Sediment and Turbidity Patterns in the Middle Truckee River, CA, DRI Report No. 41196
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Water Resources Management Plan Stead Training Site — Swan Lake Nature Study Area, DRI Report No. 41177
Evaluation of Groundwater and Solute Transport in the Fernley-Wadsworth Area, DRI Report No. 41173
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Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration for Groundwater Recharge Estimation from Irrigated Lands, Annual Conference: Reno, NV
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Integrated hydrologic modeling of Lake Tahoe and Martis Valley mountain block and alluvial systems, Nevada and California, Proceedings of MODFLOW and MORE 2013: Translating Science into Practice
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Response of Riparian Evapotranspiration to Groundwater Fluctuations, World Environmental & Water Resources Congress: Providence, RI
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Development and Testing of a Decision Support Tool in Support of Water Right Acquisitions in the Walker River Basin, International Symposium on Terminus Lakes: Reno, NV
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Non-parametric Statistical Methods for Evaluating Heavily-Censored Hydraulic Conductivity Data, Spring Meeting: Mexico
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Evaporation from Lake Tahoe, California: Kings Beach, California
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Truckee River Watershed Assessment: Sediment Source Analysis in Support of a TMDL Delineation.: Monterey, CA
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Evaluation of Groundwater Transport in Fernley- Wadsworth., Truckee River Symposium: Reno, NV
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A Simple Subsurface Model for Stormflow Prediction., Annual Conference: San Francisco, CA