John Wheaton


Hydrogeologist

Research Professor


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

(406) 272-1603 (tel)

Email John Wheaton jwheaton@mtech.edu

Program Affiliations
GWIP
Research Interests
Water Management, Surface Water, Coalbed Methane, Energy, Hydrogeology
Outreach & Presentations
Year Type Citation
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, The Flathead Valley Deep Aquifer: Part 2 - Same Hydrogeologic Aspects of the Flathead Valley Deep Aquifer: Presented at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 14, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Deep Aquifer Hydrogeology The Flathead (Kalispell) Valley: Presented at the American Water Resources Association Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 14, 2016.
2016 Presentation Carstarphen, C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology's Groundwater Investigation Program The Lolo Creek Watershed Groundwater Investigation: Poster Presentation at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Introduction to the GWIP - Lolo Project: Co-Presented to the GWIP Program, August 23, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Well Drilling Workshop: Presented, Billings, Montana, June 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Overview of the Geology and Hydrogeology of the Flathead Valley in Kalispell: Presented to Citizens at the Lutheran Church, Creston, Montana, April 7, 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Geology and Hydrogeology of the Flathead River Valley in Kalispell: Presented to Flathead Valley Residents at the Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton J., 2016, Coal Mining Regulation and Groundwater Monitoring: Presented to the Flathead Valley Community College Environmental Science Class, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton J., 2016, Introduction to Hydrogeology of the Flathead Valley: Presented to the Flathead Valley Community College Earth Science Class, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Deep Aquifer Hydrogeology The Flathead (Kalispell) Valley: Presented to the Flathead River Commission and Flathead Conservation District at Flathead Community College, Arts and Technology Building Theater, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Introduction to a 3-Dimensional Geologic Model of the Flathead River Valley in Kalispell, Montana: Presented to the Flathead River Commission at FVCC, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton J., 2016, Introduction to the Deep Aquifer Hydrogeology The Flathead (Kalispell) Valley: Presented to a Citizen Group at the Flathead Brewery, Bigfork, Montana, April 5, 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Introduction to a 3-Dimensional Geologic Model of the Flathead River Valley in Kalispell, Montana: Presented to a Citizen Group at the Flathead Brewery, Bigfork, MT, April 5, 2016.
2016 Educational Outreach Wheaton, J., 2016, Judged at Science Fair, Joliet Public School, March 23, 2016.
2015 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2015, Well Drilling Workshop: Presented, Billings, Montana, June 10, 2015.
2015 Presentation Wheaton, J.R., and Rose, J., 2015, Flathead Valley Deep Aquifer Development and Implications for Surface Water: Poster Presentation at Clark Fork River Symposium, Missoula, Montana, April 24, 2015.
2015 Presentation Wheaton, J., and Sutherland, M., 2015, Finding the Other ET- The Cosmic Mystery of Evapotranspiration: Presented at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Annual Seminar, Butte, Montana, March 2015.
2014 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2014, Advanced Hydrogeology Class: Presented at Kootenai-Salish Confederate College, May 14, 2014.
2014 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2014, Geology and Groundwater Programs of MBMG in the Clark Fork Basin: Presented to the Clark Fork Task Force, Missoula, Montana, February 12, 2014.
2014 Presentation Wheaton, J.R., 2014, Overview of Past, Current, and Discussion of Possible Future MBMG Research in the Clark Fork: Presented to the Clark Fork and Kootenai River Basins Water Plan Meeting, February 12, 2014.
2014 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2014, Overview of Past, Current and Discussion of Possible Future MBMG Research in the Clark Fork: Presented to the Clark Fork Task Force, Missoula, Montana, February 12, 2014.
2014 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2014, Advanced Hydrogeology Class: Presented at MT Tech, Butte, Montana, January 13, 2014.
2014 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2014, Montana Nitrate Conference: Presented, Helena, Montana, 2014.
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 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2013, Coalbed Methane: Presented to Australian Group of Business, Landowners and Regulators, Sheridan, Wyoming, August 9, 2013.
2013 Presentation Wheaton, J., and Meredith, E., 2013, The Importance of Long-Term Monitoring Around Energy Development-Lessons Learned About the Value of Water Monitoring Around Coalbed Methane Development in Southeastern Montana: Presented to the Toowomba and Surat Basin Enterprise Tour (Australian), Sheridan, Wyoming, August 8, 2013.
2013 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2013, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP): Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, June 18, 2013.
2013 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2013, GWIP Update: Presented to the Legislative Water Policy Interim Committee, June 18, 2013.
2013 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2013, Applications of Basic Hydrogeology and Aquifer Testing: Presented at the Salish-Kootenai Confederated Tribal College, April 8, 2013
2013 Educational Outreach Wheaton, J., and Bamber, A., 2013, Groundwater at the Montana Legislature: Moderated Ground Water Working Group of the Montana Watershed Coordination Council, Helena, Montana, March 13, 2013.
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 Wheaton, J., and Bobst, A., 2012, Exempt Wells – The Perspective of Time and Distance: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, September 11, 2012.
2012 Presentation Wheaton, J., Sutherland, M., and Waren, K., 2012, Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP-MBMG) Program Status and Update: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, September 10, 2012.
2012 Educational Outreach Wheaton, J., Rose, J., and Abdo, G., 2012, Energy and Groundwater in Montana: Moderated Ground Water Working Group Meeting, MBMG and Montana Watershed Coordination Council, Butte, Montana, July 31, 2012.
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.
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.
2012 Presentation Wheaton, J., Waren, K., and Bobst, A., 2012, Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP-MBMG) Exempt Well Discussion: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, July 12, 2012.
2012 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2012, Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP) Updates: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, March 6, 2012.
2012 Presentation Wheaton, J., and Waren, K., 2012, Ground Water Investigation Program (GWIP) WPIC Update: Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, Helena, Montana, January 10, 2012.
Outside Publications
Citation
Wheaton, J., Bobst, A.L., and Brinck, E.L., 2007, Considerations for Evaluating Coalbed Methane Infiltration Pond Sites Based on Site Studies in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming: in Barnhisel, R., eds.,Joint Conference of the 24th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, June 2-7, 2007, Gillette, Wyoming, 980 p.
Ball, P., and Wheaton, J.R., 2005, Investigation of Microbial Ecology, Structure and Function in Coalbed Aquifers: Power River Basin, Montana: Montana Water Center Technical Report 226, 16 p.
Brinck, E.L., Wheaton, J., and Frost, C.D., 2005, Tracking CBM Infiltration Pond Impacts Upon Groundwater Using Strontium Isotopes: in Coalbed Natural Gas Conference: I-Research, Monitoring, and Applications, Wyoming State Geological Survey Public Informational Circular No. 43.
Wheaton, J., and Brown, T.H., 2005, Predicting Changes in Ground-Water Quality Associated with Coalbed Methane Infiltration Ponds: in Western Resources Project Final Report-Produced Groundwater Associated with Coalbed Natural Gas Production in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming State Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 55: Zoback, M.D., eds., WyGS: Laramie, Wyoming, p. 45-69.
Wheaton, J., and Reddish, S., 2005, Potential Effects to Ground Water Systems Resulting From Subsurface Injection of Coalbed Methane Production Water: White paper Prepared for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 17 p.
Wheaton, J.R., Bobst, A.L., and Brown, T.H., 2005, Preliminary Changes in Groundwater Quality Related to Coalbed Methane Infiltration Ponds: in Coalbed Natural Gas Conference: I-Research, Monitoring, and Applications, Wyoming State Geological Survey Public Informational Circular No. 43.
King, L., Wheaton, J.R., Vance, G., and Ganjegunte, G., 2004, Water Issues Associated with Coalbed Methane (Natural Gas) in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana: American Society for Mine Reclamation, Reclamation Matters, vol 1, no. 2, Fall, 2004, p. 7-12.
Wheaton, J.R, and Phillips, W.A., 2004, Evaluation of Mine-Pit Impoundments in Coal Strip-Mine Reclamation in Southeastern Montana: U. S. Office of Surface Mining, in Proceedings of Interactive Forum, 2000, Surface Mining Reclamation Approaches to Bond Release: Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment Surface Mining Applications and Hydrology Topics for the Arid and Semi-Arid West. CD.
Wheaton, J.R., and Olson, J.L., 2001, Overview of Coal-Bed Methane Development and a Discussion of Montana Impacts: Proceedings of 18th Annual National Meeting, 2001, The American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY, p. 210-218.
Wheaton, J., and Bohman, R., 1999, Geophysical Investigations of Cased Well Completions: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, vol. 19, no 1. p. 143-151.
Wheaton, J., and Lopez, D., 1998, Hydrogeology of the Upper Pryor Creek Basin, Big Horn and Yellowstone Counties, Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report No 383.
Wheaton, J., and Van Voast, W., 1998, A Quarter Century of Coal Mining an Hydrogeologic Research in Southeastern Montana: Proceedings of 25th Anniversary and 15th Annual National Meeting, 1998, The American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, p. 11-21.
Wheaton, J., and Regele, S., 1997, Economics of Drill-Hole Plugging and Abandonment: Water Well Journal, vol. 51, no. 6, p. 43-45.
Wheaton, J., and Reiten, J., 1996, Groundwater Leakage through Inadequately Plugged Coal Exploration Boreholes: Montana Water Resources Center Technical Report No. 185, 20 p.
Wheaton, J., Reiten, J., and Regele, S., 1996, Evaluation of Grouting Materials for Drill-Hole Abandonment: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, vol. 80, no. 6, 984 p.
Regele, S., Clark, D., Bohman, R., Wheaton, J., Lyford, J., 1993, Bentonite as a Hole Abandonment and Annular Seal Material: Proceedings of the Sixth Billings Reclamation Symposium, 1993, Montana State University Reclamation Research Unit Publication No. 9301, p. 143-150.
Reiten, J., 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.
Wheaton, J., 1993, Groundwater Resource Assessment of Underground Coal Mines Near Roundup, Montana: 1993 Field Conference Guidebook-Energy and Mineral Resources of Central Montana, L.D. Hunter (ed), Montana Geological Society, Billings, p. 243-249.
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.