Shana Lichelle Mashburn


Shana Mashburn is currently the Studies Chief of the Oklahoma Branch of the USGS Oklahoma-Texas Water Science Center in Oklahoma City. She received a Master’s degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University in 2003. Shana has been working for the USGS since 2001 and started as a student Hydrologic Technician. She worked for the USGS Colorado Water Science Center in Denver from 2005 to 2007 on water quality of the South Platte River alluvium and Denver Basin aquifers. Shana served as the Groundwater Specialist of the Oklahoma Water Science Center from 2008-2018. Shana also worked for the Oklahoma Water Survey in Norman, Oklahoma at the University of Oklahoma during 2018 on collaborative hydrologic projects. Her projects in Oklahoma have included studies on alluvial aquifers and bedrock hydrogeology. Shana worked in a collaborative study team on the Garber-Wellington aquifer, in cooperation with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, that included potentiometric-surface maps, percent-sand-based geologic framework, groundwater-flow modeling with water-use allocation scenarios. In addition, Shana has been involved in the Rush Springs aquifer studies for the Caddo Nation that included water-level data collection, streambed-conductance measurements, analysis of groundwater/surface-water interactions, springs inventory, and water budget and water-use modeling. She has worked on various water concerns with Tribes across Oklahoma, including the Osage Nation, Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Chickasaw Nation, Pawnee Nation, and Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. Shana has more recently been working with Hydrologists in the Studies Section on various projects throughout the state including hydrogeologic framework and modeling of water quantities of the Boone and Roubidoux aquifers in northeastern Oklahoma and the Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer in south-central Oklahoma.  


M.S. in Geology, Oklahoma State University, May 2003

B.S. in Geology, Oklahoma State University, May 2000


Mashburn, Shana L.; Ryter, Derek; Neel, Christopher R.; Smith, S. Jerrod; Magers, Jessica S., 2014. Hydrogeology and simulation of groundwater flow in the Central Oklahoma (Garber-Wellington) Aquifer, Oklahoma, 1987 to 2009, and simulation of available water in storage, 2010-2059. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5219, Report: xii, 92 p. [Link]

Ellis, J.H., Mashburn, S.L., Graves, G.M., Peterson, S.M., Smith, S.J., Fuhrig, L.T., Wagner, D.L., and Sanford, J.E., 2017, Hydrogeology and simulation of groundwater flow and analysis of projected water use for the Canadian River alluvial aquifer, western and central Oklahoma (ver. 1.1, March 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5180, 64 p., 7 pls., [Link].

Mashburn, S.L., and Smith, S.J., 2014, Evaluation of groundwater and surface-water interactions in the Caddo Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Area, Caddo County, Oklahoma, 2010–13: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5082, 54 p. [Link]

Musgrove, M., Beck, J.A., Paschke, S.S., Bauch, N.J., and Mashburn, S.L., 2014, Quality of groundwater in the Denver Basin aquifer system, Colorado, 2003–5: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5051, 107 p. [Link]

Mashburn, Shana L.; Magers, Jessica, 2011. Potentiometric surface in the Central Oklahoma (Garber-Wellington) aquifer, Oklahoma, 2009. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3147, Map Sheet: 25.02 inches x 28 inches [Link]

Mashburn, Shana L.; Winton, Kimberly T., 2010. A Compilation of Spatial Datasets to Support a Preliminary Assessment of Pesticides and Pesticide Use on Tribal Lands in Oklahoma. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 480, CD-ROM; Downloads Directory [Link]

Mashburn, Shana Lichelle, 2010. A Compilation of Spatial Datasets and Surface-Water and Ground-Water Data from the U.S. Geological Survey and Other Federal and Oklahoma State Agencies for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 402, 1 DVD; Downloads Directory [Link]

Andrews, William J.; Becker, Mark F.; Mashburn, Shana L.; Smith, S. Jerrod, 2009. Selected Metals in Sediments and Streams in the Oklahoma Part of the Tri-State Mining District, 2000-2006. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5032, vii, 36 p. [Link]

Paschke, Suzanne S.; Schaffrath, Keelin R.; Mashburn, Shana L., 2008, Near-Decadal Changes in Nitrate and Pesticide Concentrations in the South Platte River Alluvial Aquifer, 1993-2004. Journal of Environmental Quality Vol. 37 No. 5_Supplement, p. S-281-S-295.

Mashburn, Shana L.; Smith, S. Jerrod, 2007. Reconnaissance of Soil, Ground Water, and Plant Contamination at an Abandoned Oilfield-Service Site near Shawnee, Oklahoma, 2005-2006. Geological Survey (U.S.) Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5131, vi, 91 p. [Link]

Mashburn, Shana L.; Sughru, Michael P., 2004. Chloride in ground water and surface water in the vicinity of selected surface-water sampling sites of the beneficial use monitoring program of Oklahoma, 2003. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5060, 42 p. [Link]

Masoner, Jason R.; Mashburn, Shana L., 2004. Water quality and possible sources of nitrate in the Cimarron Terrace Aquifer, Oklahoma, 2003. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5221, 68 p. [Link]

Mashburn, Shana L.; Cope, Caleb C.; Abbott, Marvin M., 2003. Aquifer characteristics, water availability, and water quality of the Quaternary aquifer, Osage County, northeastern Oklahoma, 2001-2002. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4235, v, 41 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm. [Link]