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Integral to Present at Washington Hydrogeology Symposium

Eron DodakAn understanding of tidal influences is crucial to measuring groundwater flow direction and hydraulic gradient, developing a robust conceptual model, and ultimately assessing chemical fate and transport to support sound remedial decisions.  Eron Dodak, R.G., L.H.G., will impart this information and more at the 11th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium, held on May 9–11, 2017, in Tacoma, Washington.  His poster, coauthored with David Livermore, R.G., L.H.G., is titled “The Importance of Conducting Groundwater Tidal Influence Studies at Sites near Tidally Affected Surface Water Bodies.”  It will be on display Tuesday, May 9, at the evening poster session and reception.  Using a case study of a site in Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Mr. Dodak will illustrate the pitfalls of applying the “snapshot-in-time” method to assess groundwater flow directions and hydraulic gradients at sites near tidally affected surface water bodies.

Convened by the University of Washington, the 11th Washington Hydrogeology Symposium will showcase presentations by hydrogeologists and other groundwater professionals representing industry, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, and academia.  The event will explore Pacific Northwest hydrogeology and water resources with session topics such as remediation technologies, stormwater management approaches, site characterization, climate change impacts, and engineering geology.  In addition to presentations and networking opportunities, the symposium will offer hands-on workshops and field trips.  Click here for more information.

A licensed hydrogeologist and geologist, Mr. Dodak has more than 15 years of experience managing and leading soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water investigations at sites throughout the United States.  He has conducted a broad range of hydrogeologic data analyses including aquifer testing, tidal influence studies, and capture zone analyses.  Mr. Dodak has also performed groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, using both deterministic and stochastic techniques.

For more information about Integral’s hydrogeology and related services, contact Mr. Dodak at edodak@integral-corp.com.

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