Jay Lazarus

President and Senior Geohydrologistjay

Areas of Expertise

  • Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Public Water Supply Development
  • Subdivision Review and Development
  • Water Resources Planning and Administration
  • Water Rights Administration

Mr. Lazarus has 36 years of experience:

  • Developing, implementing, and bringing to successful conclusion numerous, multi-disciplinary water resources projects including: water resources development/planning and water rights adjudication/litigation support
  • Dairy CAFO Environmental Compliance
  • Regulatory compliance in four states and management of 13 abatement projectss
  • Regulatory development

Professional Development and Education

  • Preparation of Environmental Impact Statements, The Shipley Group,
    2000
  • Environmental Consulting to Insurance Industry, Environmental Claims Support, 2000
  • The Role of Borehole Geophysics in Contaminant Hydrogeology and Groundwater Investigations, E3, 1996.
  • Use of MODFLOW for Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Advective Transport,
    National Groundwater Association, 1994.
  • Hydraulics, Erosion and Sedimentation in Arid Lands, University of
    Arizona, 1981.
  • Underground Injection Control, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
    1978.
  • B.A. History, University of Illinois, 1972
  • B.S. Geoscience, University of Arizona, 1975
  • M.S. Program, University of Arizona, 1975-1978

Affiliations

  • National Ground Water Association
  • New Mexico Ground Water Association
  • New Mexico Geological Society

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

Expert Witness Testimony

DATE

CASE

CLIENT

JURISDICTION

EXPERTISE

2010

Black Interests Limited

Partnership v. Godsoe Construction

Blackstone Ranch, Taos,

NM

NM District Court

Geology,

Hydrology, Water Rights, Water Resource and Wastewater Planning and Management

2010

Ponderosa Dairy Discharge

Permit Appeal

Rockview Farms, Inc.

Nevada State Environmental

Commission

Geology, Hydrology,

CAFO Permitting, CNMP Preparation

2008

ParaSol Dairy Ground Water Discharge

Permit

ParaSol Dairy/John McCatharn

NM Environment Department

Geology, Hydrology, Geohydrology

2007

La Bajada Ditch v. Harrington

David and Galilea

Harrington

NM State Engineer

Geology, Hydrology

1997

State of NM ex rel State Engineer; Gallinas River

City of Las Vegas

US Dist Court- NM District

Geology, Geohydrology, Hydrology

1996

State of NM ex rel State

Engineer v. Aragon; Priority dates for Chamita,

Hernandez and Salazaar Ditches

Rio de Chama Acequia Assoc.

US Dist Court – NM District

Geology, Geohydrology,

Hydrology

1996

Native Amercian Prep

School; Water Rights

Village of

Pecos

NM State Engineer

Geology, Geohydrology,

Hydrology

1995-1996

Pilar v. Taute; Cost of

Replacement well

Dr. Guillermo Pilar

NM District Court

Geology, Hydrology

1994

Lake Peak Corp.; Water Rights

Rancho Los Ciruelos

NM State Engineer

Geology, Geohydrology, Hydrology

1992

State of NM ex rel State

Engineer v. Aamodt

Rio Tesuque, Rio Pojoaque,

Rio Nambe Acequias

US Dist Court – NM District

Geology, Geohydrology,

Hydrology

1990

Montoya v. Town of Taos; Impacts from Sewage Treatment Plant Discharge

Town of Taos

NM District Court

Geology, Geohydrology, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Structural Geology

1989

State of NM ex rel State

Engineer v. Abeyta; Water Rights

Taos Valley Acequia

Assoc.

US Dist. Court – NM District

Geology, Hydrology,

Geomorphology

1987

Brush v. Miller and Sebesta; Water Quality and Water Supply

Ron Sebesta

NM District Court

Geology, Geohydrology

1986

State of NM ex rel State Engineer v.

Abeyta; Tienditas Creek/Rio Fernando de

Taos – Change Point of Diversion, Purpose, Place

of Use

Acequia del Sur Del Cafion

US Dist. Court – NM District

Geology, Hydrology, Geomorphology

1985

Romig v. Thompson Drilling; Water

well drilling dispute

Dr. Romig

NM District Court

Domestic Wells

1985

Ensenada & Park View Ditch v. Gaylor/Sleeper; Change Point of Diversion

Ensenada & Park View

Ditch

NM State Engineer, and

NM District

Court

Geology, Geohydrology

1983-1984

Groundwater Discharge Plan Geohydrology

Ski and Tennis Ranch of Taos

NM Health and Environment Department

Geology

1983-1984

Teton Drilling v. Edison Metal products

Travelers Insurance Company

NM District Court

Geology, Geohydrology

1981

 

Montano v. Acequias de

Los Fuertes y San Agostin; Change Point of Diversion

Acequias de Los Fuertes y

San Agostin

NM State Engineer

Hydrology