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Nora Herrera


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Nora Berggren Herrera’s research interests center on groundwater flow, and groundwater and surface water interactions in the West, and in particular, the Willamette River Basin, Oregon. Nora grew up in rural Yamhill County in the Willamette Basin, and moved to Portland in the mid-80s so that she could take a shower without pumping the well down and running out of water. After earning a degree in Geology & English from Portland State University, and a M.S. degree in Hydrogeology from Mackay School of Mines at the University of Nevada, Reno, she has spent the past 18 years at U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Centers in Nevada and Oregon.


Herrera, Nora; Burns, Erick R,; Conlon, Terrence D., 2014. Simulation of groundwater flow and the interaction of groundwater and surface water in the Willamette Basin and Central Willamette subbasin, Oregon. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5136, xvii, 152 p.

Conlon, Terrence D.; Wozniak, Karl C.; Woodcock, Douglas; Herrera, Nora B.; Fisher, Bruce J.; Morgan, David S.; Lee, Karl K.; Hinkle, Stephen R., 2005. Ground-water hydrology of the Willamette basin, Oregon. Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5168, 95 p. : ill.; 1 plate [Link]

Herrera, Nora Berggren; Seiler, R. L.; Prudic, David E., 2000. Conceptual evaluation of ground-water flow and simulated effects of changing irrigation practices on the shallow aquifer in the Fallon and Stillwater areas, Churchill County, Nevada. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4191, v, 70 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.


My Science Topics

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

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Nora Herrera
2130 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
503-251-3470 - Fax
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