Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer Model


The Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer at Thousand Springs, photo by U.S. Geological Survey

Introduction

The Eastern Snake Hydrologic Modeling Committee (ESHMC) is composed of hydrologists and modelers from state and federal agencies, private industry and the University of Idaho. The group was formed in 1998 with the following mission:


Evaluate the status of hydrologic modeling on the Eastern Snake River Plain and tributary basins, define objectives for modeling efforts, assess data and technical needs, and provide technical support and peer review for the modeling process.


Objectives

  1. Establish a coordinated, inter-agency approach to improve the ground water flow modeling system of the Snake River Plain to address the demands of current and emerging water resource issues within a reasonable cost and timeframe. The coordination will pull together what may otherwise be piecemeal efforts of agencies into an organized and comprehensive program.
  2. Enhance and refine the existing model to better represent the physical system, with an emphasis on the interactions of surface water and ground water.
  3. Develop a framework (process/procedure) to quantify estimates of uncertainty in model parameters and predictions.
  4. Establish a framework within which modeling work is implemented, coordinated and reviewed among experts in state and federal agencies and universities.

Eastern Snake Hydrologic Modeling Committee Members

Member Organization
Allan Wylie Idaho Department of Water Resources
Bob Turik US Fish and Wildlife Service
Bryce Contor Rocky Mountain Environmental
Chuck Brendecke AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
Chuck Brockway Brockway Engineering, PLLC
Dave Blew Idaho Power Company
Dave Colvin Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc.
David Hoekema Idaho Department of Water Resources
David Kampwerth US Fish and Wildlife Service
Gary Johnson Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (Idaho Falls)
Greg Clark US Geological Survey
Greg Moore Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (Idaho Falls)
Greg Sullivan Spronk Water Engineering, Inc
Gregg S. Ten Eyck Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc.
Hal Anderson Idaho Water Engineering
J.D. May May, Sudweeks & Browning, LLP
Jack Harrison HyQual
Jeff Sondrup Idaho National Laboratory
Jennifer Johnson US Bureau of Reclamation
Jim Bartolino US Geological Survey
Jim Brannon Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc.
John Koreny HDR, Inc
John Lindgren Public
Jon Bowling Idaho Power Company
Ken Skinner US Geological Survey
Linda Lemmon Idaho Aquaculture Association and Thousand Springs Water Users Association
Lyle Swank Idaho Department of Water Resources
Mike Beus US Bureau of Reclamation
Michael McVay Idaho Department of Water Resources
Rick Allen University of Idaho - Kimberly Research Station
Rick Raymondi Idaho Department of Water Resources
Roger Warner Rocky Mountain Environmental
Sean Vincent Idaho Department of Water Resources
Sharon Parkinson US Bureau of Reclamation
Sophia Sigstedt AMEC Environment and Infrastructure
Stacey Taylor Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (Idaho Falls)
Jennifer Sukow Idaho Department of Water Resources
Tom Wood University of Idaho
Willem Schreuder Principia Mathmatica
Young Harvey Walker Huntsman Corporation