W. Scott McBride

Biography

W. Scott McBride has been employed by the USGS since 1989. He has a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of South Florida. His interests are primarily in water quality, geochemistry, and groundwater. Since 2005, he has participated in and managed several watershed studies from the Lutz, Florida office, including studies of the Withlacoochee River, Lake Panasoffkee, and Tsala Apopka Lake. He is currently studying the sources and ages of flow in the Lower Floridan aquifer in central Florida. Mr. McBride is also the project chief for the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program in Florida. Recent NAWQA work in the state includes assessments of the water quality of the Upper Floridan and Biscayne aquifers at public supply wells. He began his career with the USGS at the Ocala Water Quality and Research Laboratory as a Physical Science Technician. He is currently an instructor with the USGS Water Quality Field Methods course in Denver, Colorado. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Katz, B.G., Crandall, C.A., McBride, W.S., and Berndt, M.P., 2006, Use of multiple tracers and geochemical modeling to assess vulnerability of a public supply well in the karstic Upper Floridan aquifer, [abs.]: 2006 National Monitoring Conference: Concurrent Session F: F3-Assessing Ground Water Vulnerability Through Mechanistic Methods II, May 7-11, 2006, San Jose, California.

Katz, B.G., Crandall, C.A., Metz, P.A., McBride, W.S., and Berndt, M.P., 2007, Chemical characteristics, water sources and pathways, and age distribution of ground water in the contributing recharge area of a public-supply well near Tampa, Florida, 2002-05: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5139, 83 p.

Katz, B.G., McBride, W.S., Crandall, C.A., and Eberts, S.M., 2007, Using isotopic and other chemical tracers to assess age distribution and contaminant movement in ground water in the contributing recharge area to a public supply well., [abs.]: 2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting, October 28-31, 2007, Denver, Colorado.

Katz, B.G., McBride, W.S., Hunt, A.G., Crandall, C.A., Metz, P.A., Eberts, S.M., and Berndt, M.P., 2009, Vulnerability of a public supply well in a karstic aquifer to contamination, Ground Water, Volume 47, Number 3, May - June 2009, pp. 438 - 452(14).

Crandall, C.A., Kauffman, L.J., Katz, B.G., Metz, P.A., McBride, W.S., and Berndt, M.P., 2009, Simulations of groundwater flow and particle tracking analysis in the area contributing recharge to a public-supply well near Tampa, Florida, 2002-05, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5231, 53 p.

Trommer, J.T., Yobbi, D.K., and McBride, W.S., 2009, Surface-water and groundwater interactions along the Withlacoochee River, west-central Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5124, 47 p.

McBride, W.S., Bellino, J.C., and Swancar, Amy, 2011, Hydrology, water budget, and water chemistry of Lake Panasoffkee, west-central Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5237, 96 p.

McBride, W.S., and Wacker, M.A., 2015, Depth-dependent groundwater quality sampling at City of Tallahassee test well 32, Leon County, Florida, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014 –1255, 13 p. and 2 appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141255.

Stamm, J.F., and McBride, W.S., 2016, Sources of groundwater and characteristics of surface-water recharge at Bell, White, and Suwannee Springs, Florida: 2012–13: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1190, 27 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161190.

McBride, W.S., Metz, P.A., Ryan, P.J., Fulkerson, Mark, and Downing, H.C., 2017, Groundwater levels, geochemistry, and water budget of the Tsala Apopka Lake system, west-central Florida, 2004–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5132, 100 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175132.

McBride, W.S., and Sifuentes, D.F., 2018, Relations between total phosphorus and orthophosphorus concentrations and rainfall, surface-water discharge, and groundwater levels in Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 2014–16: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2018–1014, 63 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181014.