Peter is a Research Hydrologist with the USGS Colorado Water Science Center in Lakewood, CO.
Pete McMahon’s current research interests include understanding the effects of hydrocarbon production activities on groundwater quality and identifying natural and human processes that create regional- and national-scale patterns in the chemistry of groundwater. He uses geochemical, isotope, noble-gas, and groundwater-age tracers to understand the origin and fate of chemicals of concern in groundwater.
Education and Certifications
Ph.D., 1990, Geology, University of South Carolina at Columbia
M.A., 1984, Geology, University of Texas at Austin
B.S., 1981, Geology, University of Missouri at Columbia