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Casey Root

Casey is a valuable member of the Utah Water Science staff.

Casey graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Geoscience in 2013. After briefly working with Schlumberger in Salt Lake City, he went on to study at Cornell University with Dr. Teresa Jordan where he earned an M.S. in Geological Science. His research focused on carbonate petrology and sedimentology. During this time, Casey interned with the U.S. Geological Survey at the New York Water Science Center in Ithaca where he assisted in developing geospatial models to identify large-scale closed depressions in New York state. Casey returned to Utah after graduation and continued his career with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Utah Water Science Center where his work has primarily focused on sedimentation processes in Lake Powell and the Upper Colorado River Basin.


M.S. 2018 - Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

   Thesis: Petrological and isotopic evidence for diagenetic evolution in the Cherry Valley carbonates and adjacent mudrocks of the Marcellus "shale" from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York

B.S. 2013 - Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professional Experience

2018 - Present

   Hydrologist, Utah Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

2016 - 2018

   Student hydrology intern, Eastern Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey

2015 - 2017

   Teaching Assistant, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

2013 - 2015

   Petrologist, TerraTek, A Schlumberger Company

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