Recharge and Discharge in the White River and Meadow Valley Flow Systems

Donovan, D. J., and Katzer, T., 2002, Recharge and Discharge in the White River and Meadow Valley Flow Systems: Nevada Water Resources Conference

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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

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Meinzer 1927

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.

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Detailed geologic mapping in the Muddy Springs area

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.

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Characterization of Springs in Eastern Nevada

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.

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Evidence of Low-Altitude Recharge in Arid Environments

Donovan, D. J., and Buqo, T., 2005, Evidence of Low-Altitude Recharge in Arid Environments;
Annual Devil’s Hole Conference.

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Generalized Hydrogeologic Map of parts of Clark, Lincoln, White Pine, Nye, Counties Nevada and parts of western Utah

Donovan. D. J., Brandt, J. M., Rowley, P. D, Dixon, G. L., and Ekren E. B., 2005 Generalized Hydrogeologic Map of parts of Clark, Lincoln, White Pine, Nye, Counties Nevada and
parts of western Utah
: Nevada Water Resources Association Conference.

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