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Paul Thomas

Paul M. Thomas is a hydrologist with the USGS Idaho Water Science Center in Boise.

Paul is involved in a variety of groundwater and surface-water studies throughout Idaho. His primary research interests include basin-wide groundwater-flow modeling and water-quality trend analyses to support water management decisions.

Professional Experience

  • Hydrologist – USGS: 2022 - Present

  • Recharge Program Project Manager - Idaho Department of Water Resources (Contractor): 2021 – 2022

  • Research Hydrogeologist - Idaho Department of Water Resources (Contractor): 2018 – 2021

  • Senior Scientist – Brown and Caldwell: 2014-2016

  • Watershed Research Technician - The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel - Patrick Center for Environmental Research: 2009 & 2014

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Geology, 2014 – University of Utah

  • B.S. Environmental Geology, 2011 – Northeastern University

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