Troy Gilmore

Troy Gilmore

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Title Groundwater Hydrologist
Address 603 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-470-1741
FAX 402-472-2946
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Contact Preference

e-mail or stop by my office (603 Hardin Hall)

Office Hours

stop by any time (603 Hardin Hall) or e-mail to arrange a meeting in 107 Chase Hall (BSE)


Selected Publications

Gilmore, T., Zlotnik, V., Johnson, M. (2018). Recognition of regional water table patterns for estimating groundwater recharge rates. Groundwater.
Wells, M. J., Gilmore, T., Mittelstet, A., Snow, D., Sibray, S. (2018). Assessing Decadal Trends of a Nitrate-Contaminated Shallow Aquifer in Western Nebraska Using Groundwater Isotopes, Age-Dating, and Monitoring. WATER, 10(8).
Korus, J.T., Gilmore, T.E., Waszgis, M.M., Mittelstet, A.R. 2017. Unit-bar migration and bar-trough deposition: impacts on hydraulic conductivity and grain size heterogeneity in a sandy streambed. Hydrogeology Journal, V26 (2), 553-564 p. Online
Gilmore, T. E., Genereux, D. P., Solomon, D. K., Solder, J. E., Kimball, B. A., Mitasova, H., Birgand., F. 2016. Quantifying the fate of agricultural nitrogen in an unconfined aquifer: stream-based observations at three different scales. Water Resources Research. 52: 1961–1983. Online
Gilmore, T., Genereux, D. P., Solomon, D. K., Farrell, K. M., Mitasova, H. 2016. Aquifer nitrate legacy and dynamics observed through groundwater sampling in streambeds and well nests. Water Resources Research.
Gilmore, T., Genereux, D. P., Solomon, D. K., Solder, J. E. 2016. Groundwater transit time distribution and mean from streambed sampling in an agricultural coastal plain watershed, North Carolina, USA. Water Resources Research. 52: 2025–2044. Online
Gilmore, T.E., D.P. Genereux, D.K. Solomon, K.M. Farrell, H. Mitasova. 2016. Aquifer nitrate budget and future fluxes estimated through groundwater sampling in streambeds and well nests. Water Resources Research. 52: 9046-9065. Online
Heilweil, V. M., Solomon D.K., Darrah, T. H., Gilmore T.E., and Genereux, D.P. 2016. Gas-Tracer Experiment for Evaluating the Fate of Methane in a Coastal Plain Stream: Degassing versus in-Stream Oxidation, Environ. Sci. Technol., 50(19), 10504-10511,
Heilweil, V. M., Solomon, D. K., Darrah, T. H., Gilmore, T., Genereux, D. P. 2016. A gas-tracer injection for evaluating the fate of stream methane: Atmospheric loss versus oxidation. Environmental Science and Technology.50: 10504-10511. Online
Solder, J.E., T.E Gilmore, D. Genereux, D.K. Solomon. 2015. Development and testing of a tube seepage meter for in-situ measurement of specific discharge and hydraulic conductivity in streambeds. Groundwater. gwat.12388.
Solomon, D.K., T.E. Gilmore, J.E Solder, B.A. Kimball, D.P. Genereux. 2015. Evaluating an unconfined aquifer by analysis of age-dating tracers in stream water. Water Resources Research, 51, 8883-8899 Online
Gilmore, T.E., F. Birgand and K. Chapman. 2013. Source and magnitude of error in an inexpensive image-based water level measurement system. Journal of Hydrology 496: 178-186. Online

Educational Background

  • BS - North Carolina State University, Civil Engineering (2010)
  • PhD - North Carolina State University, Biological and Agricultural Engineering (2015)


  • – Provost's Graduate Fellowship awarded by North Carolina State University 
  • – Civil Engineering Dept Citizenship Award awarded by North Carolina State University 
  • – College of Engineering Dean's Graduate Fellowship awarded by North Carolina State University 
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam awarded by North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors 

SNR Program Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Professional Organizations

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Isotope/Tracer Hydrology
  • Agricultural nutrient and water fluxes
  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Groundwater and surface water quantity and quality
  • Methods for monitoring groundwater and surface water
  • Isotopes
  • Water Quality

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Groundwater Transit Time (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 7/23/2019
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Aaron Mittelstet
Vitaly Zlotnik
Ending Date 5/31/2021
Funding Level $97,532.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

Grant Title Watershed Science Education Collaboration
Starting Date 5/24/2019
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Ingram. Erin
Jesse Korus
Kathryn (Katie) Pekarek
Lisa Pennisi
Taylor, Megan
Ending Date 6/30/2022
Funding Level $225,204.00
Funding Source Nebraska Environmental Trust

Grant Title PFAST - Groundwater Age - North Carolina
Starting Date 5/7/2019
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Ending Date 12/31/2019
Funding Level $16,765.00
Funding Source North Carolina State University

Grant Title Bazile Creek Nitrate Isotopes
Starting Date 4/30/2019
Principal Investigators
Dan Snow
Troy Gilmore
Ending Date 8/31/2019
Funding Level $2,081.00
Funding Source Upper Elkhorn NRD

Grant Title UNO-NASA Space Grant: NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship 2018-2019 Flynn
Starting Date 8/1/2018
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Ending Date 2/28/2019
Funding Level $4,000.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NE

Grant Title Survey of Groundwater Transit Times and Nitrate Delivery to Bazile Creek
Starting Date 7/13/2018
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Tiffany Messer
Aaron Mittelstet
Ending Date 5/31/2020
Funding Level $15,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Economic Quality

Grant Title Hydrologic Monitoring and Assessment of Upper Little Blue River Basin
Starting Date 7/1/2018
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Dana Divine
Derrel Martin
Ending Date 6/30/2021
Funding Level $145,924.00
Funding Source Tri-Basin NRD

Grant Title Middle Republican Hydrogeologic Framework and Groundwater Observation Network (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 6/19/2017
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Troy Gilmore
Doug Hallum
Ending Date 5/31/2020
Funding Level $70,500.00
Funding Source Middle Republican NRD

Grant Title Application of isotopic tracers to determine water residence times in multi-scale water management
Starting Date 8/1/2017
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 7/31/2019
Funding Level $19,983.00
Funding Source 2017 IANR SPRINT

Grant Title Pilot Watershed Curriculum
Starting Date 12/10/2016
Principal Investigators
Troy Gilmore
Ending Date 12/10/2017
Funding Level $3,000.00
Funding Source


Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences