Sue Kahle

Biography

I began my career with the U.S. Geological Survey Washington Water Science Center in 1990 after completing MS and BS degrees in Geology from Western Washington University.  Through my studies and work in the Pacific Northwest, I have gained extensive knowledge about the hydrogeology and water-resource issues of my home state and trans boundary areas in Idaho, Oregon, and British Columbia.  My work routinely involves working with large groups with multiple investigators and diverse stakeholders including Tribes, and local, State, and Federal agencies. 

 

Publications

Kahle, S.C., Welch, W.B., Tecca, A.E., and Eliason, D.M., 2018, Uranium concentrations in groundwater, northeastern Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3401, 1 sheet, https://doi.org/10.3133/sim3401.

Kahle, S.C., Fasser, E.T., and Olsen, T.D., 2017, Groundwater data collection for the Quinault Indian Nation, Grays Harbor and Jefferson Counties, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1071, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1071.

Heywood, C.E., Kahle, S.C., Olsen, T.D., Patterson, J.D., and Burns, Erick, 2016, Simulation of groundwater storage changes in the eastern Pasco Basin, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5026, 44 p., 1 pl., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20165026.

Kahle, S.C., and Vaccaro, J.J., 2015, Groundwater resources of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3063, 6 p.,http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153063

Vaccaro, J.J., Kahle, S.C., Ely, D.M., Burns, E.R., Snyder, D.T., Haynes, J.V., Olsen, T.D., Welch, W.B., and Morgan, D.S., 2015, Groundwater availability of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1817, 87 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/pp1817.

Gendaszek, A.S., Ely, D.M., Hinkle, S.R., Kahle, S.C., and Welch, W.B., 2014, Hydrogeologic framework and groundwater/surface-water interactions of the upper Yakima River Basin, Kittitas County, central Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5119, 66 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20145119.

Kahle, S.C., Olsen, T.D., and Fasser, E.T., 2013, Hydrogeology of the Little Spokane River Basin, Spokane, Stevens, and Pend Oreille Counties, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5124, 52 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2013/5124/

Kozar, M.D., and Kahle, S.C., 2013, Quality-assurance plan for groundwater activities, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1151, 88 p., http://pubs.usgs.gov/ofr/2013/1151/.

Kahle, S.C. and Futornick, Z.O., 2012, Bibliography of groundwater resources of the glacial aquifer systems in Washington, Idaho, and northwestern Montana, 1905–2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1053, 32 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1053/

Ely, D.M., and Kahle, S.C., 2012, Simulation of groundwater and surface-water resources and evaluation of water-management alternatives for the Chamokane Creek basin, Stevens County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2012–5224, 74 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5224/

Kahle, S.C., Morgan, D.S., Welch, W.B., Ely, D.M., Hinkle, S.R., Vaccaro, J.J., and Orzol, L.L., 2011, Hydrogeologic framework and hydrologic budget components of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho:  U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5124, 66 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2011/5124/

Kahle, S.C., Taylor, W.A., Lin, Sonja, Sumioka, S.S., and Olsen, T.D., 2010, Groundwater and surface-water systems, land use, pumpage, and water budget of the Chamokane Creek basin, Stevens County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5165, 60 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2010/5165/

Kahle, S.C., Olsen, T.D., and Morgan, D.S., 2009, Geologic setting and hydrogeologic units of the Columbia Plateau Regional Aquifer System, Washington, Oregon, and Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3088, 1 sheet. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3088/

Kahle, S.C., and Bartolino, J., 2007, Hydrogeologic framework and water budget of the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Spokane County, Washington and Bonner and Kootenai Counties, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5041, 48 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5041/

Kahle, S.C., Caldwell, R.R., and Bartolino, J.R., 2005, Compilation of geologic and hydrologic information for the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer, Bonner and Kootenai Counties, Idaho and Spokane County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5227, 64 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2005/5227/

Ely, D.M. and Kahle, S.C., 2004, Conceptual Model and Numerical Simulation of the Groundwater-Flow System in the Unconsolidated Deposits of the Colville River Watershed, Stevens County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5237, 73 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2004/5237/

Kahle, S.C., Longpre,C.I., Smith, R.R., Sumioka, S.S., Watkins, A.M., and Kresch, D.L., 2003, Water resources in the groundwater system in unconsolidated deposits of the Colville River watershed, Stevens County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4128, 76 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034128/

Majewski, M.S., Kahle, S.C., Ebbert, J.C., and Josberger, E.G., 2003, Concentrations and distribution of slag-related trace elements and mercury in fine-grained beach and bed sediments of Lake Roosevelt, Washington, April-May 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4170, 29 p. http://pubs.usgs.gov/wri/wri034170/

Cox, S.E., and Kahle, S.C., 1999, Hydrogeology, groundwater quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4195, 251 p.

Kahle, S.C., 1998, Hydrogeology of Naval Submarine Base Bangor and vicinity, Kitsap County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4060, 107 p.

Dragovich, J.D., Pringle, P.T., Dunne, A., Parkinson, K.T., and Kahle, S.C., 1997, Quaternary stratigraphy and cross sections, Nooksack, Columbia, and Saar Creek Valleys, Kendall and Deming 7.5 minute quadrangles, Western Whatcom County, Washington: Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Open File Report 97-4, 8 plates, 13 p.

Turney, G.L., Kahle, S.C., and Dion, N.P., 1995, Geohydrology and groundwater quality of east King County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4082, 123 p.

Kahle, S.C., and Olsen, T.D., 1995, Hydrogeology and quality of groundwater on Guemes Island, Skagit County, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4236, 83 p.

Kahle, S.C., 1990, Hydrostratigraphy and groundwater flow in the Sumas area, Whatcom County, Washington, Master of Science thesis, 92 p.