Meghan Hodgins

Geologist & Senior Modeler
Areas of Expertise
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Public Water Supply Development
  • Subdivision Review and Development
  • Water Resources Planning and Administration
  • Water Rights Administration
  • Development of 3 dimensional ground water flow models in basin fill and fractured bedrock aquifers
  • Groundwater basin analysis and groundwater flow modeling
  • Drilling supervision, well design, lithologic description of cuttings and continuous core, evaluation of geophysical logs, and development of drilling specifications for ground water production water wells and monitoring (environmental) wells
  • Geologic mapping for mineral resource evaluation and well siting
  • Field supervision of drilling and installation of well nests to depths of up to 2,500 feet in basin fill aquifer settings
  • Field management of programs for conducting aquifer tests and sampling of discrete ground water zones in multi-aquifer systems
  • Aquifer test design, data collection and analysis
  • American Standard of Testing Methods (ASTM) Practice for Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments and Phase 2 projects
  • Water rights research and abstracting on numerous water rights transfer and acquisition projects
Professional Development and Education
  • New Mexico Underground Storage Tank Bureau Certified Scientist #269
  • Improving Hydrogeologic Analysis of Fractured Bedrock Systems,  32-hour Short Course 2009
  • UCODE (Universal Inversion Code for Automated Calibration),  24-hour Short Course 2007
  • The MODFLOW Course Theory & Hands-on Applications using MODFLOW-2000, MODPATH, MT3D & WinPEST,  36-hour Short Course 2005
  • Advanced MODFLOW 2000 modeling: ‘Polishing Your Groundwater Modeling Skills’, International Groundwater Modeling Center, 36-hour Short Course, 2003
  • Artificial Recharge of Groundwater, 2002
  • Using ArcView GIS with Groundwater Vistas & MODFLOW, 2000
  • Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests including Slug Tests and Fracture Flow, 1998
  • OSHA 40 – Hour Hazardous Waste Training (40 CFR 1910.120)
  • OSHA 8-Hour refresher courses
  • B.A. Geology, Hartwick College (cum laude), 1994
  • M.S. Geology, University of New Mexico, 1997

Affiliations

  • National Ground Water Association
  • New Mexico Geological Society

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