Jennifer Stanton

Biography

Jennifer Stanton began her career with the USGS in 1994. She has studied a wide range of water-resource topics including groundwater quality, groundwater-age dating, groundwater/surface-water interactions, groundwater-level changes, estimation of water-budget components, and development of groundwater-flow models. She specializes in regional-scale groundwater-resource assessments in agricultural settings. Other areas of interest include application of GIS to analyze groundwater data. She is the author or coauthor of more than 30 publications. 

 

Chronology:

2017-present: Assessing effects of oil and gas development on groundwater resources for the California Oil, Gas, and Groundwater Program.

2013-2017: Project manager for the National Brackish Groundwater Assessment.

2007-2013: Developed regional water budgets and groundwater-flow models using tools such as MODFLOW, Parameter Estimation (PEST), the Groundwater Management (GWM) package, and Soil-Water Balance (SWB) code.

1996-2007: Conducted regional groundwater-quality studies.

1997-2000: Authored the annual state-wide groundwater-level change report.

1996-2003:  Managed USGS databases. Coordinated with 34 Federal, State, and local agencies to compile groundwater levels from approximately 4,000 observation wells state-wide on a semi-annual basis.

1994-1996: Provided GIS and cartographic support.

 

Education:

B.S. Natural Resources, University of Nebraska at Lincoln (1998)

Major: Water Science – Minors: Math, Music

 

USGS Training:

·         Water Quality Principles (1998)

·         Report Organization and Writing Workshop (1998)

·         Analytical Methods to Determine Aquifer Properties and Response (1999)

·         Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis (2000)

·         Aquatic Chemistry (2002)

·         Field Water Quality Methods for Surface Water and Ground Water (2002)

·         Geochemistry for Ground-Water Systems (2003)

·         Ground-Water/Surface-Water Relationships (2004)

·         Modeling Ground-Water Flow with MODFLOW (2006)

·         Advanced Modeling of Ground-Water Flow (2006)

·         Optimal Management of Flow in Groundwater Systems (2010)

·         Parameter Estimation using PEST (2010)

·         Conducting and Reporting Groundwater Model Investigations—Addressing Model Limitations using Formal Sensitivity Analysis Methods (2011)

 

 

Publications

Anning, D.W., Beisner, K.R., Paul, A.P., Stanton, J.S., and Thiros, S.A., 2018, Brackish groundwater and its potential as a resource in the southwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2018–3010, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20183010. [link]

Ahdab, Y.D., Thiel, G.P., Böhlke, J.K., Stanton, J.S., Lienhard, J.H, 2018, Minimum energy requirements for desalination of brackish groundwater in the United States with comparison to international datasets: Water Research, vol. 141, pp. 387-404., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.04.015. [link]

Stanton, J.S. and Dennehy, K.F., Brackish groundwater and its potential to augment freshwater supplies: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet, 4 p. [link]

Stanton, J.S., Anning, D.W., Brown, C.J., Moore, R.B., McGuire, V.L., Qi, S.L., Harris, A.C., Dennehy, K.F., McMahon,
P.B., Degnan, J.R., and Böhlke, J.K., 2017, Brackish groundwater in the United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional
Paper 1833, 185 p. [Link]

McMahon, P.B., Böhlke, J.K., Dahm, K.G., Parkhurst, D.L., Anning, D.W., and Stanton, J.S., 2015 Chemical considerations for an updated national assessment of brackish groundwater resources: Groundwater Journal, DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12367. [Link]

Houston, N.A., Gonzales-Bradford, S.L., Flynn, A.T., Qi, S.L., Peterson, S.M., Stanton, J.S., Ryter, D.W., Sohl, T.L., and Senay, G.B., 2013, Geodatabase compilation of hydrogeologic, remote sensing, and water-budget-component data for the High Plains aquifer, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 777, 12 p. [Link]

Stanton, J.S., 2013, Base of the upper layer of the phase-three Elkhorn-Loup groundwater-flow model, north-central Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3259, 1 sheet. [Link]

Stanton, J.S., Ryter, D.W., and Peterson, S.M., 2012, Effects of linking a soil-water-balance model with a groundwater-flow model: Groundwater Journal, vol. 51, no. 4, pp. 613-622. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., Qi, Sharon L., Ryter, Derek W., Falk, Sarah E., Houston, Natalie A., Peterson, Steven M., Westenbroek, Stephen M., Christenson, Scott C., 2011, Selected approaches to estimate water-budget components of the High Plains, 1940 through 1949 and 2000 through 2009: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5183, 68 p. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., Peterson, Steven M., Fienen, Michael N., 2010, Simulation of groundwater flow and effects of groundwater irrigation on stream base flow in the Elkhorn and Loup River Basins, Nebraska, 1895-2055—Phase Two: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5149, 78 p. [Link]

Peterson, Steven M., Stanton, Jennifer S., Saunders, Amanda T., Bradley, Jesse R., 2008, Simulation of ground-water flow and effects of ground-water irrigation on base flow in the Elkhorn and Loup River Basins, Nebraska: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5143, 66 p. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., Landon, Matthew K., Turco, Michael J., 2007, Ground-water age and quality in the High Plains aquifer near Seward, Nebraska, 2003-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5088, 38 p. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., Qi, Sharon L., 2007, Ground-water quality of the northern High Plains aquifer, 1997, 2002-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5138, 60 p. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., Steele, Gregory V., Vogel, Jason R., 2007, Occurrence of agricultural chemicals in shallow ground water and the unsaturated zone, northeast Nebraska glacial till, 2002-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5228, 52 p. [Link]

Dennehy, K.F., Gurdak, J.J., McMahon, P.B., Stanton, J.S., and Qi, S.L., 2007, Sources--Quality of recently recharged water in the High Plains aquifer, in McMahon, P. B., Dennehy, K. F., Bruce, B. W., Gurdak, J. J., and Qi, S. L., eds., Water-Quality Assessment of the High Plains Aquifer, 1999-2004: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1749, p. 21-48. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., Fahlquist, Lynne, 2006, Ground-water quality beneath irrigated cropland of the northern and southern High Plains aquifer, Nebraska and Texas, 2003-04: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5196, 94 p. [Link]

McGuire, Virginia L., Johnson, M.R., Schieffer, R.L., Stanton, J.S., Sebree, S.K., Verstraeten, I.M., 2003, Water in storage and approaches to ground-water management, High Plains aquifer, 2000: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1243, 51 p. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River Basin, Nebraska, April to May 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-84. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River Basin, Nebraska, October 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-88. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, July 1975: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-80. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, March 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-87. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, May 1975: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-79. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, October 1975: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-81. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, October 1978: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-83. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, October 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-85. [Link]

Johnson, Michaela R., Stanton, Jennifer S., Cornwall, James F., Landon, Matthew K., 2002, Streamflow gain/loss in the Republican River basin, Nebraska, October 1981: U.S. Geological Survey [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., 2001, Ground-water level changes in Nebraska, 2000, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-413, 3 p. [Link]

Verstraeten, I.M., Steele, G.V., Cannia, J.C., Hitch, D.E., Scripter, K.G., Bohlke, J.K., Kraemer, T.F., Stanton, J.S., 2001, Interaction of surface water and ground water in the Dutch Flats area, western Nebraska, 1995-99: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4070, 56 p. [Link]

Stanton, J.S., 2000, Areas of gain and loss along the Platte River, central Nebraska, spring 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4065, 1 sheet. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., 2000, Distribution of nitrate in ground water in the Republican River Basin, southwest Nebraska, 1996-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000-4056, 6 p. [Link]

Stanton, Jennifer S., 2000, Ground-water level changes in Nebraska, 1999: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-412, 3 p. [Link]

Stanton, J.S., 1999, Ground-water-level changes in Nebraska, 1997 [Link]

Stanton, J.S., 1999, Ground-water-level changes in Nebraska, 1998 [Link]

Steele, G.V., Cannia, J.C., Stanton, J.S., 1998, Geohydrology and water quality of the North Platte River alluvial aquifer, Garden County, western Nebraska, 1993-94: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4033, 75 p. [Link]