Mitchell McAdoo


Mitch McAdoo is a Hydrologist with the Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center and has been an employee of the USGS since 2015. He has worked on a variety of water resources studies throughout the United States involving water quality and groundwater availability.


M.S. Geology, West Virginia University

B.S. Geology, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Current Projects and Interests

Occurrence of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in West Virginia’s public water supplies

Water quality and availability of West Virginia’s abandoned underground coal mine aquifers

Understanding surface-water-influenced groundwater systems in the Ohio River Valley alluvial aquifer of West Virginia

Aquifer characterization with borehole geophysics

Using environmental tracers to understand aquifer vulnerability