Donovan, D. J., 2001, Evolution of the conceptual hydrogeologic and ground-water flow model for Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada; in Proceedings 36th Annual Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, Luke, B., Jacobson, E, and Werle J., eds. pgs. 163 – 172
Evolution of the conceptual hydrogeologic and ground-water flow model for Las Vegas Valley, Clark County, Nevada
Donovan, D. J., 2001, Precipitation in eastern Nevada; Annual Devil’s Hole Conference
A reevaluation of the ground water budget for Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, with emphasis on ground water discharge
Devitt, D. A., Donovan, D. J., Katzer, T., and Johnson, M., 2002, A reevaluation of the ground
water budget for Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, with emphasis on ground water
discharge: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 38 n.6, pgs. 1735-
Donovan, D. J., and Wallen, M., 2002, Historical changes in phreatophyte vegetation in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada: American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Abstract Proceedings p. 207
Donovan, D. J., and Katzer, T., 2002, Recharge and Discharge in the White River and Meadow Valley Flow Systems: Nevada Water Resources Conference
Natural Recharge and Discharge in Tikaboo (North and South) and Three Lakes (North and South) Valleys, Nevada
Donovan, D. J., and Katzer, T., 2003, Natural Recharge and Discharge in Tikaboo (North and South) and Three Lakes (North and South) Valleys, Nevada: Nevada Water Resources Conference
The “father” of American Hydrogeology is Oscar Edward (O. E.) Meinzer. His “Outline of Ground Water Hydrology – with definitions” (1923) and intellectual and managerial skills at the USGS are well known in the discipline. Less well known is his “Plants as Indicators of Ground Water” (1927). Perhaps this is due to length, because the report is longer than his 1923 paper. This the only USGS report I have ever seen where the USGS asked the reader to return it to the USGS for free, if they “had no further use for it”.
I personally, have probably read too many of these “classic” papers because everybody throughout the 20th and now the 21st century have always emphasized the “new” thinking, technology, and current politics. The advantage in reading the older reports, however, is the clarity of thought about the basic issues.
There does, indeed, seem to be something lost when a discipline becomes “professional”, meaning that it only concerned about how to do things the cheapest or standardized way.
Donovan, D. J., Dixon, G. L., Rowley, P. D. and Brandt, J. M, 2004, Detailed geologic mapping in the Muddy Springs area: Nevada Water Resources Association Conference.
Donovan, D. J., Kistinger, G. M. and Acheampong, S. Y. 2005, Characterization of Springs in Eastern Nevada; Geologic Society of America, Annual Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, v.37, No. 7 p. 325.
Donovan, D. J., and Buqo, T., 2005, Evidence of Low-Altitude Recharge in Arid Environments;
Annual Devil’s Hole Conference.