MBMG Staff

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Ginette A. Abdo
Senior Research Hydrogeologist— Program Manager for
Ground Water Investigation Program


Professional Experience

2014Present, Senior Research Hydrogeologist, Program Manager for
Ground-Water Investigation (GWIP)

20092014, Senior Research Hydrogeologist, GWIP
19902009, Assistant Museum Curator, Assistant Research Hydrogeologist,
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte

19891990, Consultant, Nittany Geosciences, State College, Pennsylvania

19871989, Consultant, Bucek and Associates, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

19841986, Research Assistant, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

1986, Field Assistant, Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

19841986, Teaching Assistant, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

 

Education

M.S.— Geology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Thesis titled: "Investigation of the Potential of a Petroleum Geochemical Exploration Technique to Delineate Petroleum-contaminated Groundwater"

B.A.— Geology and Environmental Science, Long Island University, C.W. Post College, Long Island, New York

 

Certification

Mine Safety Training, U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health
Administration, Butte, Montana

40-hour Hazardous Waste Site and Emergency Response Training Course, Butte, Montana

 

 


Outside Publications/Presentations

Shaw, G. and Abdo, G., Irrigation and Mountain Front Recharge in an Intermountain Alluvial Aquifer. Hydrology Journal, in press.

Abdo, G., Icopini, G., and Metesh, J., 2008, Lower Beaverhead River Case Study, in: Final Case Study
        Report to the 60th Legislature Water Policy Interim Committee, 135 p.

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.

Abdo, G., 2003, Vegetation and Watersheds – Moving towards a Healthy Ecosystem, Submitted to the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and the Jefferson River Watershed Committee.

Abdo, G., and Keller, B., 1999, an Investigation of Flushing and a Point-of-Use Device to Control Copper Corrosion in Two Small Montana Public Water Supplies, Conference Proceedings for the National American Water Works Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Abdo, G., 1998, Groundwater Characterization and Jurisdictional Wetland Delineation Subarea 1, Reach A, Streamside Tailings Operable Unit, Prepared for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Abdo, G., 1995, Private Well Inventory: Butte, MT, Submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality, 29 p.

Abdo, G., 1994, Final Report Results of the Town Pump Aquifer Test, Montana Bureau of Mines and
Geology, Prepared for the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency, 49 p.

Selected Presentations

Abdo, G., and Shaw, G., Shallow Aquifer Recharge from Irrigation Canals near Dillon, Montana, Poster presentation, GSA, Denver, Colorado, October 28, 2013.

Shaw, G. and Abdo, G. Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions in the Beaverhead River, MT, Poster presentation, GSA, Denver, Colorado, October 28, 2013.

Abdo, G., Canal Seepage Loss in the Lower Beaverhead River Basin, Presented at the 2012 Montana Hydrology Workshop, August 28-30, 2012, Helena, Montana.
 
Abdo, G., GWIP Lower Beaverhead Study, Project Results Presented at the Water Policy Interim Committee Meeting, July 13, 2012, Helena, Montana.

Abdo, G., Data Interpretations in the Wise River drainage, Big Hole Watershed Committee, Watershed Tour 2012, May 18, 2012, Wise River, Montana.

Abdo, G., Overview of GWIP projects in the Bitterroot Valley, Clark Fork Task Force Water Year 2012 Outlook Conference, May 1, 2012, Missoula, Montana.

Abdo, G., Groundwater Investigation Program in the Bitterroot Valley, Presented to the Bitterroot Watershed Forum and to the Bitterroot Conservation District, Hamilton, Montana, April 24, 2012.

Abdo, G., Beaverhead Watershed and Water Rights Workshop: Know Your Rights, March 29, 2012, Dillon, Montana, overview of Beaverhead River Valley hydrogeology.

Abdo, G., Presented preliminary results of the Lower Beaverhead GWIP, Presented to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, March 18, Billings, Montana.

Abdo, G., Lower Beaverhead Study, Poster presentation at the Montana AWRA, October 13-14, 2010, Helena, Montana.

Abdo, G., GWIP Beaverhead Study, Presented updates/final results multiple times at the Beaverhead Watershed Committee October 2009, March 2011, November 2012

Abdo, G., Jefferson River Rally, Demonstrated Groundwater and Surface Water concepts, April 2009, April 2010, April 2013.

Abdo, G., Groundwater Flow Model Demonstration, Water Policy Interim Committee Presentation, Assisted with demonstrating groundwater flow and groundwater - surface water interaction principles. September 2010 and September 2013.

Abdo, G., Lower Beaverhead River Valley Case Study, Presented to the Beaverhead River Watershed Environmental Health Committee, Dillon, Montana, April 2009.

Abdo, G., Ground Water and Surface Water in a Study Area within the Upper Big Hole River Basin, Presented project results at AWRA in Big Sky, Montana, October 2008.

Abdo, G., Ground Water and Surface Water in a Study Area Within the Upper Big Hole River Basin, Presented project results at the Big Hole Watershed Committee Meeting, Wisdom, Montana, September  2008.

Abdo, G., Watershed and Ecosystem – Learning in an Outdoor Classroom, Presented at the National Summit of Mining Communities, Butte, Montana, September 2008.

Abdo, G., Groundwater and Surface Water in a Study Area Within the Upper Big Hole River Basin, presented to the Big Hole River Watershed Committee, June 2007.

Abdo, G., Ground-water/surface water interactions in the Upper Big Hole River Basin, Geological Society of America, November 2004, Denver, Colorado.

Abdo, G., Groundwater/Surface water Interaction, Presented to the Montana Watershed Coordination meeting, Butte, Montana, October 2004.

Abdo, G., Ground-water Education and Protection for Rural Montana Schools. Presented at the National Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 1999.

Abdo, G., The Role of Irrigation Return Flows in the Upper Big Hole River Basin, Presented to the Jefferson River Watershed Committee, April 2001.

Abdo, G., An Investigation of Flushing and a Point-of-Use Device to Control Copper Corrosion in two Small Montana Public Water Supplies, Presented at the National AWWA meeting in Chicago, June 1999.

Abdo, G., Ground-water education and protection for rural Montana schools. Presented at the National GSA Meeting in Denver, Colorado, October 1999.

Abdo, G., Reappraisal of the Hydrogeology of the Little Bitterroot Valley, Northwestern, Montana, Presented to the Flathead Valley Water Commission, Kalispell, Montana, October 3, 1996.

Abdo, G., Baseline Ground-water Monitoring for Documenting Impact of Abandoned Mine Flooding: Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana. 7th Annual GIS Conference, Helena, Montana, May 1995.

Maest, A.S., Metesh, J.J., Brand, R.J., Abdo, G., 1995, Butte groundwater injury assessment report : Clark Fork River Basin NPL sites, Montana; Natural Resource Damage Litigation Program.; RCG/Hagler, Bailly, Inc.

Abdo, G. A. 1990. Investigation of the Potential of a Petroleum Geochemical Exploration Technique to Delineate Petroleum-Contaminated Ground Water. M.S. thesis. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University. 155 pp.

Abdo, G. A. 1986. Hydrologic and Environmental Significance of Fracture Trace and Lineament Related Structure. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, January 13–15, 1986. Topic: Correlation between Photolinears and Fractures Measured in a Glacial Till in Western New York.

Abdo, G. A. 1985. Workshop on Site Characterization, West Valley Demonstration Project West Valley, New York, October 28–29, 1985. Topic: A Non-Destructive Plume Mapping Technique.