Steve Sibray

Steve Sibray

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Title Hydrogeologist
Address 4502 Ave I
Scottsbluff NE
69361-4939
Phone 308-632-1382
E-mail ssibray1@unl.edu
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Hello, I'm Steven Sibray, and I'm an associate geoscientist and hydrogeologist (groundwater geologist) at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff.

My recent research projects have focused on the study of groundwater, particularly in the Panhandle aquifers. For example, of late I have collaborated with the U.S. Geological Survey and the North Platte Natural Resources District, to study the chemistry and age of groundwater in the Pumpkin Creek valley.

Having reliable, efficient groundwater monitoring systems is critical for effective research and conservation plans. My experience with groundwater systems has allowed me to help several natural resource districts establish important groundwater-monitoring networks, which will assist conservationists, land users and researchers.

My role in these projects has been to acquire geophysical data and interpret the subsurfgeology. This is valuable because it helps researchers, policy makers and water industry people better understand the groundwater geology of a given area.

I often share my knowledge of Nebraska's groundwater with the public, so they can better understand the distribution and quality of the state's underground water supply.

I began working at UNL in 1989 as an assistant research hydrogeologist.

Selected Publications

Dreeszen, V.H., S. Sibray, and F. Smith. 2002. Scotts Bluff County Test-Hole Logs: Nebraska Water Survey, Test-Hole Report No. 79, 279.
Steele, G., J. Cannia and S. Sibray. 2002. Ground-water quality and age in Pumpkin Creek Valley, western Nebraska [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 34 (6), 97.
Harvey, F.E., and S. Sibray. Delineating Ground Water Recharge from Leaking Irrigation Canals Using Water Chemistry and Isotopes. Ground Water. May - June 2001, 39 (3), 97.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Calirfornia - Davis, Geology
  • MS - University of New Mexico, Geology

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Areas of Interest

  • Groundwater geology
  • Drinking water
  • Hydrogeology
  • Irrigation
  • Water development

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 Hydrogeologic Framework Studies of Portions of the Niobrara River
Starting Date 11/18/2016
Principal Investigators
Doug Hallum
Co-PIs
Les Howard
Steve Sibray
Ending Date 6/30/2017
Funding Level $22,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Natural Resources