MBMG Staff

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John I. LaFave
Senior Research Hydrogeologist
Program Manager– Ground Water Assessment Program


Professional Experience

2012Present, Program Manager – Montana Ground Water Assessment Program, Senior Research Hydrogeologist
1993 2012, Associate Research Hydrogeologist, Montana Ground-Water Assessment Program,  Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Butte

19871993 Consulting Hydrogeologist, St. Paul, Minnesota

 

Education

M.A.Geology, University of Texas, Austin

B.S.Geology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Professional Interests

Ground-Water Resource Evaluation

Ground-Water Geochemistry

Isotope Hydrology

Ground-Water Age Dating

 

 


Selected Abstracts from Technical Presentations

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Nitrate in the Summit Valley of Southwest Montana. Presented at 2002 annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) Livingston, Montana, October 2002.

A Fractured Bedrock and Deep Basin-fill Aquifer System in the Kalispell Valley, Northwest Montana: Proceedings of the National Ground Water Association Fractured-Rock Aquifers 2002 Conference, Denver, Colorado, p. 27-31.

Noble and Ignoble Gases in the Missoula Valley Aquifer. Presented at 2001 annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association (Montana Section), Missoula, Montana, October 2001.

Mantle Flatulence and Septic Effluent: Sampling the Missoula Aquifer for Environmental Tracers. Presented at 2000 annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association (Montana Section), West Yellowstone, Montana, October 2000.

Hydrogeology of the Kalispell and Mission Valleys, Northwest, Montana: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 2000 Rocky Mountain Section, Vol. 32, No.5, p. A-14.

Hydrogeology and Ground-water Chemistry of the Kalispell Valley, Northwest, Montana: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program 1999 Annual Meeting, Vol. 31, No.7, p. A-349.

A Tale of Two Valleys: The Hydrogeology of the Kalispell and Mission Valleys. Presented at 1999 annual meeting of the American Water Resources Association (Montana Section), Great Falls, Montana, October 1999.

Geochemistry of the Fox Hills-lower Hell Creek Aquifer near the Cedar Creek Anticline, Southeast, Montana: Presented at the 1997 GSA Annual Meeting

Hydrogeology and Groundwater Chemistry of the Kalipell Valley, Northwestern Montana: Presented at the 1997 American Water Resources Association Montana Section Meeting

The Relationship between Tritium and Groundwater Geochemistry in Eastern Montana: Presented at 1996 GSA Annual Meeting

The Use of Isotopes to Assess Groundwater Ages and Sources in Eastern Montana: Presented at the 1996 American Water Resources Association Montana Section Meeting

Sampling the Fox Hills-lower Hell Creek Aquifer in Eastern Montana for Environmental Isotopes: Presented at the 1995 American Water Resources Association Montana Section Meeting