Jonathan (JP) Traylor

JP Traylor is a Hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey Nebraska Water Science Center in Lincoln.


He received a Master’s degree in Earth and Atmospheric Science with a concentration in Hydrogeology from the University Nebraska in 2012. His Master’s thesis focused on using analytical stream depletion and recharge techniques to assess effects of irrigation and land use change on streamflow. JP has been working for the USGS Nebraska Water Science Center since October 2012. JP has worked on a wide variety of projects that include water quality sampling, water-use surveys, groundwater modeling, and river bed sediment sampling. JP has extensive experience in conducting GW sampling projects. In 2015, he was the project lead on the Nebraska portion of NAWQA’s High Plains Principal Aquifer Survey sampling. Additionally, he assisted in the 2013 NAWQA Glacial Principal Aquifer Survey sampling in Nebraska. JP was one of the primary members of the Nebraska portion of the 2010 Aggregate Water Use Census and was the project lead for the SWUDS-Public Supply project in 2013 and 2016. Currently, JP is more involved in GW Modeling projects in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and the throughout the High Plains Aquifer.