John LaFave


Hydrogeologist, Ground Water Assessment Program Manager

Research Professor


Education
M.A., Geology
B.S., Geology
Contact Information

(406) 496-4306 (tel)

Email John LaFave jlafave@mtech.edu

Program Affiliations
GWAP
Research Interests
Ground Water Assessment, Ground Water Monitoring, Hydrogeology, Well Inventory, Ground Water Quality
Outreach & Presentations
Year Type Citation
2017 Presentation LaFave, J., and Buckley, L., 2017, Montana’s Monitoring Network and Database: Presented at the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network New Data Providers Meeting in Conjunction with NGWA Groundwater Summit and Groundwater Week, Nashville, Tennessee, December 5, 2017.
2017 Presentation LaFave, J., 2017, Montana in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network: Presented at the NGWA Groundwater Summitt and Groundwater Week Groundwater Monitoring Session, Nashville, Tennessee, December 4, 2017.
2017 Presentation LaFave, J., 2017, Updates on the MBMG Ground Water Assessment Program: Presented to the Montana Ground Water Assessment Steering Committee, Butte, Montana, June 8, 2017.
2017 Presentation Richter, M., and LaFave, J., 2017, Groundwater Conditions in the Upper Madison Valley: Presented at the Madison Watershed Planning Meeting, Ennis, Montana, April 26, 2017.
2016 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2016, National Ground-Water Monitoring Network – Data Provider: Montana Update: Presented at the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Data Providers Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2016, Baseline Water-Quality Investigation, Emigrant Creek Watershed, Southcentral Montana: Presented at the Montana American Water Resources Association Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 14, 2016.
2016 Presentation Carstarphen, C., and LaFave, J.I., 2016, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology's Groundwater Assessment Program Fluoride Concentrations in Montana's Groundwater: Poster Presentation at the Montana American Water Resources Association Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
2016 Presentation Carstarphen, C.A., LaFave, J.I., and Crowley, J., 2016, Fluoride Concentrations in Montana's Groundwater: Poster Presented at Montana American Water Resources Association Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Montana's Groundwater Resources: Presented to Dr. Bok Sowell's Natural Resource Conservation Class, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, October 22, 2015.
2015 Presentation Abdo, G., and LaFave, J., 2015, Irrigation and “Incidental Recharge” in Montana: Presented at the Shallow Aquifer Recharge Technical Meeting, Helena, Montana, October 21, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., and Abdo, G., 2015, Irrigation and Incidental Recharge in Montana: Presented at the DNRC Workshop, Helena, Montana, October 21, 2015
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Tracking Montana's Groundwater: Presented at the 2015 NGWA Upper Great Plains Groundwater Conference, Cheyenne, Wyoming, September 22, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Overview of the Montana Ground Water Assessment Program: Presented to the Water Policy Interim Committee, Helena, Montana, June 2, 2015.
2015 Presentation Metesh, J., LaFave, J., and Abdo, G., 2015, Ground Water Investigation Program: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, June 2, 2015, exhibit 9.
2015 Presentation Metesh, J., LaFave, J.I., and Abdo. G, 2015, Ground Water Program: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, June 2, 2015, exhibit 7.
2015 Presentation Metesh, J., LaFave, J.I., and Abdo. G, 2015, Ground Water Assessment Program: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, June 2, 2015, exhibit 8.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., and Crowley, J., 2015, Long-Term Trends in Base Flow, Precipitation, and Groundwater Development in the Bitterroot Watershed: Poster Presentation at Clark Fork River Symposium, Missoula, Montana, April 24, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Groundwater Conditions and Use in the Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins: Presented at the Clark Fork River Symposium, Missoula, Montana, April 23-24, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Tracking Montana's Groundwater: 20 Years of Lessons Learned: Presented at the Montana State University, Institute of Ecosystems Rough Cut Lecture Series, Bozeman, Montana, April 22, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Montana's Groundwater Resources: Presented to Dr. Stella Capoccia's Biology Class at Montana Tech, Butte, Montana, March 5, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Fox Hills Monitoring Proposal: Presented to the Legislative Long Range Planning Committee, Helena, Montana, January 22, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Tracking Montana's Groundwater: 20 Years of Lessons Learned: Presented at the Montana Tech Public Lecture Series, Butte, Montana, January 8, 2015.
2015 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2015, Yellowstone Controlled Ground Water Area Long-Term Monitoring: Presented at the Annual Technical Oversight Committee Meeting, Bozeman, Montana, 2015.
2014 Presentation Abdo, G., and LaFave, J., 2014, Ground Water Investigations Program and the Groundwater Assessment Program: Presented to the Montana Salinity Control Association and Montana Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting, Fairmont, Montana, November 18, 2014.
2014 Presentation Abdo, G., and LaFave, J., 2014, Ground Water Investigations Program and the Groundwater Assessment Program: Presented to the Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins Task Force, Missoula, Montana, November 17, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Tracking Montana's Groundwater: Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting, Montana Chapter, American Water Resources Association, Kalispell, Montana, October 8-10, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Survey of Nitrate in Montana's Groundwater: Presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting, Montana Chapter, American Water Resources Association Abstracts with Programs, Kalispell, Montana, October 8-10, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Yellowstone Controlled Ground Water Area Long-Term Monitoring: Presented at the Annual Technical Oversight Committee Meeting, Bozeman, Montana, October 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Activities of the Ground Water Assessment Program: Presented to the Montana Association of Oil, Gas and Coal Counties, Lewistown, Montana, June 24, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J., and Crowley, J., 2014, Long-term Stream-flow Trends in the Bitterroot River Watershed, Montana: Presented at the Rocky Mountain and Cordilleran Join Geological Society of America Meeting, Bozeman, Montana, May 19-21, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Survey of Nitrate in Montana's Groundwater: Presented at the Montana Nitrate Conference, Helena, Montana, April 23-24, 2014.
2014 Presentation Abdo, G., and LaFave, J., 2014, Groundwater Assessment and Ground Water Investigations: Presented to the Upper Missouri River Basin State Water Plan Working Group, Helena, Montana, February 26, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Ground Water Assessment Program: Presented at the Montana Tech Public Lecture Series, Butte, Montana, February 20, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Groundwater in Carbon County: Presented at the Montana Petroleum Forum, Red Lodge, Montana, January 30, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2014, Update on the Ground-Water Assessment Program Work in Park and Sweet Grass Counties: Presented to the Water Policy Interim Committee, Helena, Montana, January 6, 2014.
2014 Presentation LaFave, J., 2014, Hydrogeology: Presented at the Oil and Water Resources Meeting, Red Lodge, Montana, 2014.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2013, Groundwater in the Yellowstone Basin - Aquifers, Wells, and Groundwater Use: Presented to the Yellowstone Basin Advisory Council, Billings, Montana, December 13, 2013.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J., and Crowley, J., 2013, Hydrogeologic Framework Database for Madison and Gallatin Counties, Montana: Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting, Montana Chapter, American Water Resources Association Conference, Bozeman, Montana, October 3, 2013.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J., and Crowley, J., 2013, Long-Term Stream-Flow Trends In In The Bitterroot River Watershed, Montana: Presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting, Montana Chapter, American Water Resources Association Conference, Bozeman, Montana, October 3, 2013.
2013 Presentation Wheaton, J., Abdo, G., LaFave, J., and Michalek, T., 2013, Groundwater Flow Model and Surface Water Interaction Principles: Demonstrated at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, September 10, 2013.
2013 Educational Outreach LaFave, J.I., 2013, Groundwater Flow Demonstration, Helena, Montana August 10, 2013.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2013, GWAP: Presented to WPIC, Butte, Montana, June 18, 2013.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2013, GWAP: Presented at the Shields Valley Energy Workshop, May 29, 2013.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2013, GWAP Update: Presented to Paradise Valley Watershed Group, April 11, 2013.
2013 Presentation LaFave, J.I., 2013, GWAP Update: Presented to the Shields Valley Watershed Group, March 25, 2013.
2013 Educational Outreach LaFave, J.I., 2013, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Legislative Reception, Butte, Montana, March 7, 2013.
2013 Educational Outreach LaFave, J.I., 2013, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Rotunda Day, Butte, Montana, January 4, 2013.
2013 Educational Outreach LaFave, J.I., 2013, Groundwater Data: Technical Assistance to Canadian PhD Student Modeling the Milk River Transboundary Aquifer.
2012 Presentation Wheaton, J., J., Rose, J., Waren, K., and LaFave, J., 2012, Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP) Overview of Confined and Unconfined Aquifers: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, July 13, 2012.
Outside Publications
Citation
LaFave, J.I., 2015, Groundwater-Themed MBMG 2015 Calendar.
LaFave, J.I., 2014, Tracking Montana's Groundwater: Montana Petroleum Association, The Treasure State Journal, p. 22 -24.
Abdo, G., Icopini, G., LaFave, J., Michalek, T., Metesh, J., and Waren, K., 2008, Lower Beaverhead River Case Study: in Final Case Study Report to the 60th Legislature Water Policy Interim Committee, 135 p., September 11, 2008.
Carstarphen, C.A., Mason, D.C., Smith, L.N., Lafave, J.I., and Richter, M.G., 2004, Data for Water Wells Visited During the Upper Clark Fork River Area Ground-Water Characterization Study: Deer Lodge, Granite, Powell, and Silver Bow Counties, Upper Clark Fork River Basin Steering Committee, 1994: Upper Clark Fork River Basin Water Management Plan, Helena, MT.
Smith, L.N., and LaFave, J.I., 1996, Hydrogeologic Framework and Groundwater Resources of East-Central Montana: in Hunter, L.D., eds., 1995 Williston Basin Symposium, Montana Geological Society, Billings, p. 429-443.
Smith, L.N., and LaFave, J.I., 1995, Hydrogeologic Framework and Groundwater Resources of East-Central Montana: in Hunter, L.D., eds., Seventh International Williston Basin Symposium Guidebook.