Omaruru River - Namibia, Africa

What We Do

Geology and Hydrology: Geology includes a wide variety of tasks ranging from geologic mapping to recognizing geologic hazards. We apply geology mostly to answer questions about finding sufficient and clean amounts of water. Hydrology includes all those activities geared towards determining availability of good quality water, waste water disposal, long-term water resources planning and recognizing water-related hazards, such as flooding and erosion.

Ground Water Exploration: Locating well drilling sites, managing community well drilling projects, well testing, and estimating how much ground water is available for use.
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Percolation, Piezometer & Soil Tests: Soil and perc tests to find places suited for building septic leachfields, for individual homes and businesses.
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Erosion Control and Flooding Solutions: Recognizing land conditions prone to damage from landslides, erosion and flooding.
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Environmental Audits: Characterizing environmental liabilities to protect buyers of business property, such as underground tanks and toxic spills.
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Underground Tank Investigations: Project management during removal of underground tanks and size-up of contamination.
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Geothermal Exploration: Locating geothermal well drilling sites, drilling project management and well testing.
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Environmental Tracers

Isotope Hydrology and Hydrochemistry

“Environmental tracers” is a collective term for a host of naturally occurring constituents in precipitation, ground water and stream water, including natural chemicals like sodium, chloride and sulfate, and the isotopes of oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, sulfur and chlorine.

Typically hydrologic projects rely on data from stream flow, well water levels, pumping tests and precipitation measurements, which serve as a basis for hydrologic modeling. Environmental tracer data provide the additional benefit of eliminating a certain level of ambiguity, used to identify water sources and to determine ground water recharge rates.

It is advisable to include geochemical and environmental isotope data in most hydrology projects. In our experience environmental tracer data have again and again tremendously boosted the success of many a hydrologic project at a minimal cost increase.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Specialties Include

 

Larger Hydrologic Issues

It is important to keep in mind the larger issues that govern today’s Water Resources Management, affecting us statewide, nationally and globally.  Issues such as long term water resources sustainability in conjunction with watershed management, infrastructure development, ecosystems management, and climate change  -   issues which on the long run no resource professional can afford to ignore.  Problems associated with these issues are likely to affect economic feasibility of many a land development project. (Click here to read more)

 

 
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Burkhard Bohm, Geologist and Hydrologist
CA Professional Geologist, License No. 5619
CA Certified Hydrogeologist, License No. 337

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