Kurt McCoy

Biography

Kurt McCoy has been employed as a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey since 2002. Kurt has worked on aquifer studies in a number of states including West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Virginia. His focus has been on understanding of groundwater flow and regional heterogeneity in stratified montane terrains. Kurt holds a master’s degree in Geology from West Virginia University.

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Publications

Johnson, R.D., Sample, D.J., and McCoy, K.J., 2018, GIS-based mentod for estimating surficial groundwater levels in coastal Virginia using limited information, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, v. 144, issue 7,  https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001313.

Yager, R.M., McCoy, K.J., Voss, C.I., Sanford, W.E., and Winston, R.B., 2017, The role of uplift and erosion in the persistence of saline groundwater in the shallow subsurface, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 3672–3681, doi:10.1002/2017GL072980.

Rankin, D.R., Oelsner, G.P., McCoy, K.J., Moret, G.J.M., Worthington, J.A., and Bandy-Baldwin,K.M., 2016, Groundwater hydrology and estimation of horizontal groundwater flux from the Rio Grande at selected locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2009–10: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5021, 89 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165021.

Nelms, David L.; Messinger, Terence; McCoy, Kurt J., 2015. Annual and Average Estimates of Water-Budget Components Based on Hydrograph Separation and PRISM Precipitation for Gaged Basins in the Appalachian Plateaus Region, 1900-2011. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 944, U.S. Geological Survey

McCoy, Kurt J.; Yager, Richard M.; Nelms, David L.; Ladd, David E.; Monti, Jack, Jr.; Kozar, Mark D., 2015. Hydrologic Budget and Conditions of Permian, Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian Aquifers in the Appalachian Plateaus Physiographic Province. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5106, U.S. Geological Survey [Link]

McCoy, Kurt J.; White, Bradley A.; Yager, Richard M.; Harlow,, George E., Jr., 2015. Hydrogeology and simulation of groundwater flow in fractured-rock aquifers of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Physiographic Provinces, Bedford County, Virginia. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5113, viii, 54 p.

Eggleston, Jack and McCoy, K.J., 2014, Assessing the magnitude and timing of anthropogenic warming of a shallow aquifer: example from Virginia Beach, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10040-014-1189-y, Published online: 19 September 2014 [Link]

Darr, M.J., Rattray, G.W., McCoy, K.J., and Durall, R.A., 2014, Hydrogeology, water resources, and water budget of the upper Rio Hondo Basin, Lincoln County, New Mexico, 2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5153, 72 p.,http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145153[Link]

Rankin, Dale R.; McCoy, Kurt J.; More, Geoff J.M.; Worthington, Jeffrey A.; Bandy-Baldwin, Kimberly M., 2013. Groundwater hydrology and estimation of horizontal groundwater flux from the Rio Grande at selected locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2003-9. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012-5007, vii, 66 p. [Link]

Kozar, M.D., and McCoy, K.J., 2012, Use of MODFLOW drain package for simulating interbasin transfer of groundwater in abandoned coal mines: Journal of The American Society of Mining and Reclamation, v. 1, no. 1, p. 27-43. [Link]

Kozar, M.D., McCoy, K.J., Blake, B.M, and Britton, J.Q., 2012, Hydrogeology, groundwater flow, and groundwater-quality of an abandoned underground coal-min aquifer, Elkhorn area, West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin B-46, 103p

Matherne, Anne Marie; Myers, Nathan C.; McCoy, Kurt J., 2010. Hydrology of Eagle Creek Basin and effects of groundwater pumping on streamflow, 1969-2009. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5205, viii, 67 p.; Appendices [Link]

McCoy, Kurt J.; Blanchard, Paul J., 2008. Precipitation, Ground-water Hydrology, and Recharge Along the Eastern Slopes of the Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Geological Survey (U.S.) Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5179, vi, 34 p. [Link]

Kozar, Mark D.; McCoy, Kurt J.; Weary, David J.; Field, Malcolm S.; Pierce, Herbert A.; Schill, William Bane; Young, John A., 2008. Hydrogeology and Water Quality of the Leetown Area, West Virginia. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2007-1358, Overall Report: 212 p.; Report: ix, 100 p.; 6 Appendices: variously paginated [Link]

McCoy, K.J., and Kozar, M.D., 2008. Use of sinkhole and specific capacity distributions to assess vertical gradients in a karst aquifer, Environmental Geology, v. 54, no. 5, p. 921-935. [Link]

McCoy; Kurt J.; Kozar, Mark D., 2007. Relation of Chlorofluorocarbon Ground-Water Age Dates to Water Quality in Aquifers of West Virginia. Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5221, vi, 37 p. [Link]

Boughton, Carol J.; McCoy, Kurt J., 2006. Hydrogeology, Aquifer Geochemistry, and Ground-Water Quality in Morgan County, West Virginia. Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5198, vi, 56 p.; 22 figs.; 1 table [Link]

McCoy, K.J., Donovan, J.J., and Leavitt, B., 2006, Horizontal Hydraulic Conductivity Estimates for Intact Coal Barriers Between Closed Underground Mines. Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, v. 12, p. 273-282. [Link]

McCoy, K. J.; Podwysocki, M. H.; Crider, E. A.; Weary, D. J., 2005. Fracture trace map and single-well aquifer test results in a carbonate aquifer in Jefferson County, West Virginia. Open-File Report 2005-1407, 1 zipfile [containing 1 sheet, 60 x 36.65 in.]; geodatabase [Link]

McCoy, Kurt J.; Podwysocki, Melvin H.; Crider, E. Allen; Weary, David J., 2005. Fracture trace map and single-well aquifer test results in a carbonate aquifer in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Open-File Report 2005-1040, 1 plate, TIF and PDF map with metadata [Link]

Evaldi, Ronald D.; McCoy, Kurt J., 2004. Water resources in the Wardensville Area, Hardy County, West Virginia, October 2003-May 2004. Open-File Report 2004-1363, 50 p. [Link]

Kozar, Mark D.; McCoy, Kurt J., 2004. Geohydrology and simulation of ground-water flow in Ohio River alluvial aquifers near Point Pleasant, Lubeck, Parkersburg, Vienna, Moundsville, and Glendale, West Virginia. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5088, vi, 39 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.