Expert John Bredohoeft, Ph.D. Final EIS Comments


John Bredehoeft, Ph.D.

In the tradition of the USGS, I held positions in both research and high-level management. For five years in the 1970s, I managed the USGS National Water Research Program. In the early 1980s, I was the Regional Hydrologist, Western Region, where I supervised the Survey's water activities in the eight western states-Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. I taught one year as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois; and was a consulting professor at Stanford for 8 years, and at the University of California-Santa Cruz, and San Francisco State University for several years. I served on numerous national advisory committees for the National Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Energy. I have published more than 100 scientific papers in established scientific journals.

In 1995 I established a consulting firm-The HYDRODYNAMICS Group. I devoted the previous 32 years to public service at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). My expertise is in water resources, especially groundwater; I worked on many aspects of water related problems. During my years at the USGS, I held both scientific research and high-level management positions. In 1994, I retired as a senior research geologist from the Water Resources Division of the USGS.

I am a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; I am also a Foreign Member of the RussianAcademy of Natural Sciences. I received numerous honors and awards. My resume and bibliography are attached at the end of this document.