Jason P Pope


Jason Pope is a Hydrologist with the Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center and has been an employee of the USGS since 2001. He has investigated a variety of topics related to groundwater in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain, including aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence, regional groundwater flow and availability, interpretation and mapping of hydrostratigraphy, estimation of water withdrawal and use, and water quality.

He currently works with the National Water Quality Assessment modeling and mapping team for the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain and previously participated in a regional assessment of Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain groundwater supported by the Water Availability and Use Science Program. His technical interests include the management and analysis of geospatial data, computer modeling of groundwater flow, techniques for estimating various components of water withdrawal and use, and measurement of aquifer-system compaction.



M.S.  Hydrogeosciences, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Thesis: Characterization and modeling of land subsidence due to groundwater withdrawals from the confined aquifers of the Virginia Coastal Plain.


B.S.  Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Undergraduate Research: Phosphorus retention in a high-elevation southeastern reservoir system.