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Daniel Snyder

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Short Biography

I am now working as a volunteer since my retirement in 2015 from the Oregon Water Science Center of the USGS where I began my career as a groundwater hydrologist in 1987.  I have been involved in numerous investigations of groundwater systems, lakes, and wetlands throughout Oregon though most have been concentrated in the Portland and Upper Klamath basins.   I received a Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences from the University of South Carolina in 1986 and a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 1979.  My previous work experience includes several years as a Park Ranger with the National Park Service at Jewel Cave National Monument and as a firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service on a Hotshot crew in central Oregon.





Publications

Snyder, Daniel T., 2014. Technical review of managed underground storage of water study of the upper Catherine Creek watershed, Union County, northeastern Oregon. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1164, iv, 38 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1164/) [Link]

Snyder, Daniel T.; Haluska, Tana L.; Respini-Irwin, Darius, 2013. The Shoreline Management Tool--an ArcMap tool for analyzing water depth, inundated area, volume, and selected habitats, with an example for the lower Wood River Valley, Oregon. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1247, viii, 86 p.; 4 Videos; Download Files; Mailing List. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1247/) [Link]

Snyder, D.T., Risley, J.C., and Haynes, J.V., 2012. Hydrological information products for the Off-Project Water Program of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1199, 20 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1199/) [Link]

Burns, E.R., Snyder, D.T., Haynes, J.V., and Waibel, M.S., 2012. Groundwater status and trends for the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5261, 52 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5261/) [Link]

Williams, J.S., Lee, K.K., and Snyder, D.T., 2010, Hydrology of Johnson Creek basin, a mixed-use drainage basin in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3030, 4 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3030/) [Link]

Snyder, D.T., and Haynes, J.V., 2010, Groundwater conditions during 2009 and changes in groundwater levels from 1984 to 2009, Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5040, 12 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5040/) [Link]

Carpenter, K.D., Snyder, D.T., Duff, J.H., Triska, F.J., Lee, K.K., Avanzino, R.J., Sobieszczyk, Steven, 2009, Hydrologic and water-quality conditions during restoration of the Wood River Wetland, Upper Klamath River Basin, Oregon, 2003-05: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5004, 67 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5004/) [Link]

Lee, K.K., Snyder, D.T., 2009, Hydrology of the Johnson Creek Basin, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5123, 57 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5123/) [Link]

Snyder, D.T., 2008, Estimated depth to ground water and configuration of the water table in the Portland, Oregon area: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5059, 40 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2008/5059/) [Link]

Haluska, T.L., Snyder, D.T., 2007, Development of an interactive shoreline management tool for the lower Wood River Valley, Oregon - Phase I: Stage-volume and stage-area relations: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1364, 8 p. (Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1364/) [Link]

Snyder, D.T., Wilkinson, J.M., Orzol, L.L., 1998, Use of a ground-water flow model with particle tracking to evaluate ground-water vulnerability, Clark County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2488, 63 p. (Available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp2488) [Link]

Hinkle, S.R., Snyder, D.T., 1997, Comparison of chlorofluorocarbon-age dating with particle-tracking results of a regional ground-water flow model of the Portland Basin, Oregon and Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2483, 47 p. (Available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wsp2483) [Link]

Snyder, D.T., Morace, J.L., 1997, Nitrogen and phosphorus loading from drained wetlands adjacent to Upper Klamath and Agency lakes, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4059, 67 p. (Available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri974059) [Link]

Snyder, D. T., Brownell, D. L., 1996, Hydrogeologic setting and preliminary estimates of hydrologic components for Bull Run Lake and the Bull Run Lake drainage basin, Multnomah and Clackamas counties, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4064, 47 p. (Available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri964064) [Link]

Snyder, D. T., Morgan, D. S., McGrath, T. S., 1994, Estimation of ground-water recharge from precipitation, runoff into drywells, and on-site waste-disposal systems in the Portland Basin, Oregon and Washington, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report p. 92-4010, 34 p. (Available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri924010) [Link]






                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesmovement and recharge
Water Resourceswater budget
Natural Resourceswater resources
Hydrologic Processesground-water flow
Hydrologic Processesground-water level
Hydrologic Processeshydrology



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

A Water Census of the United States

Groundwater Hydrology

Areas of interest and some expertise:

  • Groundwater hydrology of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.
  • Hydrology of Bull Run Lake, Oregon.
  • Wetland hydrology and nutrients from peats soils in the vicinity of Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon.
  • Status and trends of groundwater levels in the Columbia Plateau, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
  • Evapotranspiration: spatial distribution of high-resolution data as determined using information from remote sensing (Landsat).
  • Development of GIS and Excel tools for water-budget estimation and habitat conditions.

Contact Information

Daniel Snyder
2130 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
dtsnyder@usgs.gov
503-251-3287
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