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Katie is a Research Hydrologist with the Colorado Water Science Center
Katie obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology from the Colorado School of Mines. She is a research hydrologist and has worked at the U.S. Geological Survey located in Denver, Colorado for over 30 years. During this time her research has primarily focused on understanding the sources and mobility of trace metals associated with hard rock and uranium mineral deposits primarily in the western United States. A primary goal of her research is to provide science-based information to facilitate decisions about remediation in areas contaminated by historic mining practices.
Ph.D. Geology from the Colorado School of Mines
M.S. Geology from the Colorado School of Mines
On August 5, while investigating the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered the...