John Metesh


Director and State Geologist

Professor


Education
Ph.D., Geology
M.S., Geological Engineering and B.S., Geology
Contact Information

(406) 496-4159 (tel)

Email John Metesh jmetesh@mtech.edu

Program Affiliations
Administration
Research Interests
Hydrogeology, GW Modeling
Outreach & Presentations
Year Type Citation
2017 Presentation Metesh, J., 2017, Evaluation of Canal Efficiency and Management of the Farmers Canal, Gallatin County, Montana: Presented at the Association of Gallatin Agricultural Irrigators Annual Memebership Meeting, Manhattan, Montana, December 6, 2017.
2017 Educational Outreach Metesh, J., 2017, One Class At A Time: Butte Central Elementary School, Butte, Montana, November 30, 2017, http://www.kpax.com/story/36999502/butte-central-elementary-awarded-one-class-at-a-time-check.
2017 Presentation Metesh, J., 2017, History of Butte Mine Flooding: Presented at the 2017 MBMG Mining and Mineral Symposium at Montana Tech, Butte, Montana, October 13, 2017.
2017 Presentation Metesh, J., 2017, Enhancing Geological Survey Visibility: Presented at the American Association of American State Geologists Annual Meeting, Branson, Missouri, June 13, 2017.
2017 Presentation Metesh, J., 2017, Introduction/Welcome: MBMG Annual Research Meeting, Butte, Montana, March 23, 2017.
2017 Presentation Metesh, J., 2017, The Strategic Plan - let's launch!: MBMG Annual Research Meeting, Butte, Montana, March 23, 2017.
2017 Presentation Metesh, J., and Patton, T., 2017, Emerging Water and Geologic-Resource Needs: MBMG Annual Research Meeting, Butte, Montana, March 23, 2017.
2016 Presentation Metesh, J.J., 2016, 2016 MUS Geology Conclave: Met to Discuss Issues Ranging From Sharing Geologic Courses that Could be Shared Between Campuses to Preliminary Plans to Publish a Centennial Volume on Montana Geology Coincident with MBMG's Centennial Anniversary in 2019, Butte, Montana, October 29, 2016.
2016 Presentation Metesh, J.J., 2016, Overview of MBMG Activities: Presented at the 2016 Spring Conclave Meeting, Butte, Montana, March 5, 2016.
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., 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., and Abdo. G, 2015, Ground Water Assessment Program: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, June 2, 2015, exhibit 8.
2014 Presentation Metesh, J., 2014, Stream Depletion Zones: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, March 18, 2014, exhibit 5.
2012 Presentation Abdo, G., Butler, J., Myse, T., Snyder, D., Wheaton, J., and Metesh, J., 2012, GWIP Beaverhead Study: Presented Lower Beaverhead Final Project Update at the Beaverhead Watershed Committee Meeting, Dillon, Montana, November 27, 2012.
2012 Presentation Metesh, J., 2012, Geothermal Energy in Montana – Types of Development and Potential Around the State: Ground Water Working Group Meeting, MBMG and Montana Watershed Coordination Council, Butte, Montana, July 31, 2012.
2012 Presentation Abdo, G., Butler, J., Myse, T., Snyder, D., Wheaton, J., and Metesh, J., 2012, Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP) Lower Beaverhead Study: Presented Project Results at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, July 13, 2012.
Outside Publications
Citation
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.
Gammons, C.H., Metesh, J.J., and Duaime, T.E., 2006, An Overview of the Mining History and Geology of Butte, MT: Mine Water and the Environment, v. 25, no. 2, p. 70-75, June 2006.
Gammons, C.H., Metesh, J.J., and Snyder, D.M., 2006, A Survey of the Geochemistry of Flooded Mine Shaft Water in the Butte District, Montana: Mine Water and the Environment, v. 25, no. 2, p. 100-107.
Metesh, J.J., 2006, Using a Water Balance to Determine the Source of Water in the Flooding Underground Mine Workings of Butte, Montana: Special Publication, Mine Water and the Environment, v. 25, no. 2, p. 107-113.
Abdo, G., and Metesh, J., 2005, Big Hole Watershed Management Study: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Prepared for the Beaverhead County Conservation District, Dillon, Montana, 41 p.
Hargrave, P.A., Metesh, J.J., and McBride, K., 2003, Investigative Methods for Controlling Groundwater Flow to Underground Mine Workings: USDA Forest Service, Technology and Development Program Missoula, MT, Report: 7E72G71: Acid Mine Drainage Study, July 2003, 43 p.
Hargrave, P.A., Metesh, J.J., and Oravetz, S., 2000, Using Recharge Control to Reduce Mine Adit Discharges: A Preliminary Investigation, Missoula, Mont.: USDA Forest Service, Technology and Development Program, 10 p.
Metesh, J.J., and Kerschen, M.D., 2000, Adit Discharge Characterization of the Elkhorn and Chart Oak Mines: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology Development Center, December, 2000, 14 p.
Metesh, J.J., Jarrell, T., Oravetz, S., 1998, Treating Acid Mine Drainage from Abandoned Mines in Remote Areas, Tech. Rep. 9871-2821-MTDC, Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology Development Center, 22 p.
Robbins, R.G., Berg, R.B., Dysinger, D.K., Duaime, T.E., Metesh, J.J., Diebold, F.E., Twidwell, L.G., Mitman, G.G., Chatham, W.H., Huang, H.H., and Young, C.A., 1997, Chemical, Physical and Biological Interaction at the Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana, Tailings and Mine Waste ‘97 (Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Tailings and Waste ‘97) p. 529 - 541, Brookfield, VT: A.A. Balkema, January 13-17, 1997.
Duaime, T.E., Metesh, J.J., Bergantino, R.N., Burns, G., Yovich, M.J., Lee-Roark, C., Smart, E.W., and Ford, J.M., 1995, Hydrologic Aspects of Remediation of Metal Mine Impacts on Upper Clark Fork Superfund Sites, Butte-Warm Springs, Montana: in Northwest Geology, v. 24, Field Guide to Geologic Excursions in Southwest Montana, Proceedings, Rocky Mountain Section, GSA Annual Meeting, Bozeman, Montana, v. 24, p. 99-157, May 16-21, 1995.
Maest, A.S., and Metesh, J.J., 1995, Butte Groundwater Injury Assessment Report - Clark Fork River Basin NPL Sites, Montana: Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences (now DEQ), January 1995, 120 p.
Maest, A.S., Metesh, J.J., Brand, R.J., and Abdo, G., 1995, Butte Groundwater Injury Assessment Report Upper Clark Fork River NPL Sites, Montana: Montana Natural Resource Damage Litigation Program, Prepared by RCG/Hagler Bailly, Inc., January 1995, 288 p.
Marvin, R.K., Metesh, J.J., Lonn, J.D., Madison, J.P., and Wintergerst, R., 1995, Abandoned-Inactive Mines Program in the Deerlodge National Forest: Volume III: Flint Creek and Rock Creek Drainages, Final Report to U.S. Department of Agriculture, USFS, p. 173.
Metesh, J.J., 1995, Clark Fork Natural Resource Damage Assessment - Groundwater: Montana Pole Treatment Plant Ground Water Injury Assessment, Butte, Montana: Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences (now DEQ), January 1995, 40 p.
Metesh, J.J., Lonn, J.D., Duaime, T.E., Marvin, R.M., and Wintergerst, R., 1995, Abandoned-Inactive Mines in the Deerlodge National Forest: Volume II: Cataract Creek Drainage, Final Report to U.S. Department of Agriculture, USFS, p. 163, May 1995.
Maest, A.S., and Metesh, J.J., 1994, Clark Fork River Basin NPL Sites, Montana: Butte Ground Water Injury Assessment Report Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, p. 120, December 1994.
Metesh, J.J., 1994, Clark Fork Natural Resource Damage Assessment- Groundwater: Montana Pole Treatment Plant Groundwater Injury Assessment, Butte Montana: Montana Department of Health and Environmental Sciences, 44 p.
Metesh, J.J., 1994, Fate and Transport of PCE in Soils at the Bozeman Solvent Site, Bozeman, Montana: Final Report to MDHES (now DEQ), December 30, 1994, 18 p.
Metesh, J.J., 1994, Geothermal Resources of Montana: Final Report to Oregon Institute of Technology GeoHeat Center and University of Utah Research Institute, 51 p.
Metesh, J.J., Lonn, J.D., and Hall, J.G., 1994, GIS Analysis: Geology-Land Type Associations, Basin and Cataract Creek Drainages, Final Report to USDA Forest Service, 14 p.
Metesh, J.J., 1991, Hydrogeologic Controls on Salt Loads in Coal Strip Mine Spoils: Montana Water Resources Center, Montana State University, 41 p.
Metesh, J.J., 1990, Aquifer Testing and Evaluation at the Travona Mine and the Marget Ann Mine, Butte, Montana: Master Thesis, Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, 93 p.
Metesh, J.J., and Esp, D.L., 1985, Montana Hazards and Vulnerability Analysis: Earthquakes, Montana Disaster and Emergency Service Section, 21 p.