Paul F Juckem


Paul Juckem is a Hydrologist with the Wisconsin Water Science Center in Middleton, WI.  His expertise in groundwater flow modeling is used in studies of regional water resource assessments, groundwater/surface-water interaction, and water quality characterization of lakes, streams, and aquifers.  Current work involves: mapping the probability of contaminant plume extents using Analytic Element groundwater flow models and Monte Carlo techniques, evaluating effects of water diversions on water levels in northern Wisconsin lakes and relationships between water level and water quality in shallow lakes, assessing water resources of U.S. Forest Service lands in Wisconsin, monitoring nutrient loading in riverine systems, and evaluating fecal indicator bacteria occurrence and transport at Lake Michigan beaches.



M.S. in Geology - University of Wisconsin-Madison. Thesis: 'Spatial Patterns and Temporal Trends in Groundwater Recharge in the Upper Coon Creek Watershed, Southwest Wisconsin,' 2003.

B.S. in Water Resources Management (groundwater emphasis), Geology minor – University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1999.



American Geophysical Union (1999 - present)

American Water Resources Association (1997 - 2006)

  • Wisconsin State Section (1996 - present); Treasurer (2004 - 2008)

Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers (2000 - present)



  • Groundwater-flow simulation and model calibration related to regional assessments and local groundwater/surface-water interactions
  • Nutrient and contaminant movement in groundwater systems
  • Evaluation of frac sand mining on water resources
  • Nutrient and sediment transport in riverine systems
  • Nutrient loading to lake systems
  • Fecal indicator bacteria occurance and transport at freshwater beaches