Jon Reiten


Hydrogeologist

Research Professor


Education
M.S., Geology
Contact Information

(406) 272-1608 (tel)

Email Jon Reiten jreiten@mtech.edu

Program Affiliations
GWIP
Research Interests
Ground Water Assessment, Ground Water Monitoring, Hydrogeology, Oilfield Brines, Groundwater for Irrigation, Water Development, Saline Seep, Flowing Wells, Flowing Artesian Aquifer - 1. Characterization, 2. Conservation, Buried Valley Aquifers, Eagle Sandstone Aquifer, Fox Hills - Hell Crest Aquifer, Quaternary Lakes and Wetlands, Glacial Geology, West Billings Hydrogeology
Outreach & Presentations
Year Type Citation
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Results of Clear Lake Aquifer GWIP Investigation: Presented to the Sheridan County Conservation District, Irrigators County Planners, Ft. Peck Tribe, NRCS and Sheridan County Commissioners, Plentywood, Montana, July 19, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Results of Clear Lake Aquifer GWIP Investigation: Presented at the Medicine Lake Wildlife Refuge Headquarters near Medicine Lake, Montana, July 11, 2017.
2017 Presentation Chandler, K., and Reiten, J.C., 2017, Status of a New Project Assessing the Hydrogeology and Water Development for Irrigation Potential of the Lower Yellowstone Buried Valley Aquifer Near Sidney, MT: Presented to the Williston Area Aquifer Models Consortium, May 9, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Eastern Montana Geology & Groundwater: Presented at the Southeastern Montana Winter Ag Series: MSU Extension, Miles City, Montana, January 20, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Eastern Montana Geology & Groundwater: Presented at the Southeastern Montana Winter Ag Series: MSU Extension, Forsyth, Montana, January 20, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Eastern Montana Geology & Groundwater: Presented at the Southeastern Montana Winter Ag Series: MSU Extension, Glendive, Montana, January 19, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Eastern Montana Geology & Groundwater: Presented at the Southeastern Montana Winter Ag Series: MSU Extension, Terry, Montana, January 19, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Chandler, K., 2017, Dynamics of Hydrology in Southeastern Montana: Presented at the MSU Extension Winter Series, Baker, Montana, January 18, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2017, Eastern Montana Geology & Groundwater: Presented at the Southeastern Montana Winter Ag Series: MSU Extension, Wibsey, Montana, January 18, 2017.
2017 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Chandler, K., 2017, Dynamics of Hydrology in Southeastern Montana: Presented at the MSU Extension Winter Series, Ekalaka, Montana, January 17, 2017.
2016 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Chandler, K., 2016, Featured projects were the Clear Lake Aquifer Model and the Lower Yellowstone Buried Channel GWIP projects: Informational booth at the Montana Association of Conservation Districts, Sidney, Montana, November 15-17, 2016.
2016 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Bierbach, S., 2016, Physiography of Northeastern Montana with Emphasis on Drainage Development and Aquifers : Poster Presentation at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
2016 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Chandler, K., 2016, Where's the Water? Finding Groundwater in Eastern Montana: Presented at a Meeting of Ranchers, Farmers, Representatives From Conservation Districts, Representatives From the Agricultural Research Service and the MSU Extension Service, Fort Keogh, Montana, October 5, 2016.
2016 Presentation Reiten, J.C, 2016, Extent and Hydrogeology of the Lower Yellowstone Buried Channel Aquifer System Richland County, Montana: Presented at the Source Water Projection Meeting, Sidney, Montana, September 26, 2016.
2015 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2015, Impacts of Oil Exploration and Production to Wetlands in Northeast Montana's Glaciated Terrains: Presented at the Joint Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and the Society for Range Management Regional Meeting, Miles City, Montana, September 2, 2015.
2015 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Chandler, K., 2015, Taught a Field Geology Class to Richland County Middle School Students as part of an Outdoor Classroom, September 2015.
2015 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2015, Project Completion of the Lower Yellowstone Buried Channel Aquifer: Presented at the Richland County Conservation District Annual Banquet, Sidney, Montana, 2015.
2014 Educational Outreach Chandler, K., and Reiten, J.C., 2014, Conducted Student Geology Workshops at Richland County's Outdoor Classroom, Culbertson, Montana, October 2014.
2014 Presentation Chandler, K., and Reiten, J.C., 2014, The Characteristics and Conditions of the Fox Hills/Hell Creek Aquifer: Presented to the Montana Association of Conservation Districts (MACD) Regional Meeting, Miles City, September 25, 2014.
2014 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2014, Extent and Hydrogeology of the Lower Yellowstone Buried Channel Aquifer System: Presented at the Rocky Mountain 66th Annual and Cordilleran 110th Annual Geological Society of America Conference, Bozeman, Montana, May 2014.
2014 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2014, Update on the Clear Lake Aquifer Project: Presented to the Sheridan County Conservation District and Clear Lake Aquifer Water Reservation Technical Advisory Committee, Plentywood, Montana, March 2014.
2014 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2014, Status of Groundwater Investigations in Eastern MT: Presented at the Montana Water Supply Initiative Lower Missouri River Basin Water Plan, Lewistown, Montana, February 18, 2014.
2013 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2013, Groundwater Resources in the Lower Missouri River Basin: Presented to the DNRC, Lewistown, Montana, December 2, 2013.
2013 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2013, Project Completion of the Lower Yellowstone Buried Channel Aquifer: Presented at the Richland County Conservation District Annual Banquet, Sidney, Montana, December 2013.
2013 Presentation Reiten, J.C., 2013, Extent and Hydrogeology of the Lower Yellowstone Buried Channel Aquifer System: Presented at the 58th Annual Midwest Ground Water Conference, Bismarck, North Dakota, September 23-25 2013.
2012 Presentation Reiten, J.C., and Thamke, J., 2012, Energy Development and Water Needs in the Williston Basin: Presented at the Montana Section American Water Association Conference, Anaconda, Montana, October 11-12, 2012.
Outside Publications
Citation
Chandler, K., and Reiten, J.C., 2013, Methods for Estimating Wetland Evapotranspiration Through Groundwater Flow Modeling of Diurnal Groundwater Fluctuations at Gartside Reservoir Fen, Crane Montana: Montana Water Center, Annual Technical Report, FY 2012, p. 6-74, May 6, 2013.
Nelson, R., and Reiten, J.C., 2013, Baseline Water Quality Conditions at Selected Wells on Eastern Roosevelt County: Technical Report to DNRC 223 Program.
Reiten, J.C., 2013, Sidney Lagoon Aquifer Tests: Final Report to the City of Sidney.
Olson, J.L., and Reiten, J.C., 2007, Ground-Water Availability by Depth and Water-Quality Criteria, Middle Yellowstone River Area, Yellowstone and Treasure Counties, Montana: Montana Ground-Water Atlas 3, Part B, Map 7, Scale 1:50,000.
Miller, K., Hanson, J., and Reiten, J.C., 2006, Salinity Risk Model for the Bullhead Valley, Methods and Results, Integrating Sustainable Agriculture with Wat Quality Protection: Final Report to MT Dept. of Environmental Quality.
Nelson, K., and Reiten, J.C., 2006, Saline Seep Impacts on Hailstone and Halfbreed Nation Wildlife Refuge: Final Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Reiten, J.C., and Reddish, S., 2006, Hydrogeologic Characterization of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Along Belt Creek Near Belt, Montana: Final Report to DEQ 319 Program.
Reiten, J.C., Hanson, J., and Erickson, J., 2006, Improving Water Quality in the Painted Robe Watershed: Optimizing Land Use to Reduce Sality: Final Report to the Dept. of Environmental Quality.
Reiten, J.C., Hanson, J., Erickson, J., and Schwartz, C., 2006, Improving Soil Productivity and Water Quality Through Land-Use Changes in South-central Montana: Final Report to DNRC RRG Program.
Olson, J.L., and Reiten, J.C., 2003, Characterization of the Alluvial Aquifers in Treasure and Yellowstone Counties, Middle Yellowstone River Area, Montana: Montana Ground-Water Atlas 3, Part B, Map 3, Scale 1:150,000.
Olson, J.L., and Reiten, J.C., 2003, Characterization of the Eagle Aquifer in Yellowstone County, Middle Yellowstone River Area, Montana: Montana Ground-Water Atlas 3, Part B, Map 6, Scale 1: 150,000.
Olson, J.L., and Reiten, J.C., 2002, Data for Water Wells Visited During the Middle Yellowstone River Area Ground-Water Characterization Project, Treasure and Yellowstone Counties, Montana: Montana Ground-Water Atlas 3 Part B Map, scale 1:200,000.
Wheaton, J., Reiten, J.C., and Regele, S., 1996, Evaluation of Grouting Materials for Drill-Hole Abandonment: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, vol. 80, no. 6, 984 p.
Reiten, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 1993, Unexpected Impacts to Unmined Aquifers Near Coal Mines: Proceedings of the Sixth Billings Reclamation Symposium, 1993, Montana State University Reclamation Research Unit Publication No. 9301, p. 134-142.
Reiten, Jon, and Ahler, Stanley A., 1993, Quaternary Geology of the KNRI, The Phase I Archeological Research Program for the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Part IV: Interpretation of the Archeological Record, Edited by Thomas D. Thiessen: National Park Service Midwest Archeological Center, Midwest Archeological Center Occasional Studies in Anthropology No. 27, p. 1-13.
Reiten, Jon C., 1992, Moisture Flux Through the Billings Landfill: MT University Joint Water Resources Center Report No. 176, 63 p.
Wheaton, John R., and Reiten, Jon C., 1989, Water Storage Potential in Abandoned Underground Coal Mines Near Roundup, Montana: Montana Geological Society 1989 Field Conference Guidebook, p. 415-421.
Van Voast, W.A, and Reiten, Jon, 1987, Ground-Water Changes Associated with Surface Coal Mining in the Northern Powder River Basin, in Carlson, C.L., and Swisher, J.H., eds., Innovative Approaches to Reclamation: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, p. 331-356.
Reiten, Jon, 1983, Quaternary Geology of the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site: University of North Dakota, Submitted to the Midwest Archeological Center, U.S. National Parks Service, Lincoln, Nebraska, 151 p.
Comesky, A.E., and Reiten, J.C., 1982, Groundwater Resources of the Surrey Area, Ward County, North Dakota: North Dakota Groundwater Study 87, 99 p.