Hyder Hot Springs - Dixie Valley, Nevada

For the Technical Minded

Burkhard Bohm, Ph.D. is a California Registered Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist. His geology training began in Namibia, southwestern Africa, and continued at the University of Goettingen in Germany in 1970. He attended graduate school at Purdue University and the Hydrology Program of the University of Nevada, Reno. After his graduate research at the Water Resources Center of the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada he finished his doctorate in 1983.

While our clientele and project scopes are diverse, increasingly large Engineering and Hydrogeology firms are also seeking our growing expertise in isotope hydrology and aqueous geochemistry.


  • Ground water exploration. Locating well drilling sites, drilling project management, pumping tests and test data analysis. Application of geophysical surveys, aerial photo and fracture trace analysis, stream flow measurements.
  • Isotope hydrology and hydrochemistry to enhance our hydrologic investigations. This growing field of application holds much promise at comparatively low cost. For more details see our short section on environmental tracer methods.
  • Ground water modeling and geochemical modeling.

For specialized tasks requiring equipment and skills exceeding our capabilities, such as geophysical exploration, special environmental sampling, lab analysis; soils excavation, drilling and pump installation; we rely on the services of a number of qualified subcontractors.

References, fee schedules, project and client lists, detailed personal resume and list of publications are available upon request.

Networking, Cooperative Resources

Our capabilities are enhanced by networking with academia and consulting expertise in Reno and Sacramento. Being a graduate of the University of Nevada Hydrology Program, Burkhard continues his contacts with academic personnel of the Desert Research Institute (http://www.dri.edu/) in Reno, and relies on other resources of the University of Nevada System including access to library and GIS resources.


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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