Dana Divine

Dana Divine

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Title Survey Hydrogeologist
Address 606 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0996
Phone 402-472-3288
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail ddivine2@unl.edu

Hi, I'm Dana Divine, survey hydrogeologist in the Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, UNL (also known as the Nebraska Geological Survey). My main interests are providing hydrogeologic information to landowners and agencies and researching the groundwater systems of eastern Nebraska. I was born and raised in Lincoln, and received a B.S. in Geology from UNL in 1999. I received a M.S. in Geology from Washington State University in 2002 and worked as a hydrogeologist in the Seattle area for five years before returning to Lincoln in 2007 to accept a position as the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA) project coordinator. I started my current position with CSD in 2012.

Selected Publications

Divine, Dana P. and Leslie M. Howard. 2017. The Groundwater Atlas of Richardson County, Nebraska, NE: Conservation & Survey Division. pp. 33 Online
Divine, D. P., R. M. Joeckel and S. Lackey (2016). Aquifers of Nebraska I: The Codell aquifer in northeastern Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Bulletin 7 (New Series), 21 p. Online
Korus, J. T., Joeckel, R. M., Divine, D. P., Abraham, J. D. 2016. Three-dimensional architecture and hydrostratigraphy of cross-cutting buried valleys using airborne electromagnetics, glaciated Central Lowlands, Nebraska, USA. Sedimentology. 64:553-581. Online
Allen-King, R. M., I. Kalinovich, D. F. Dominic, G. Wang, R. Polmanteer, and D. Divine (2015), Hydrophobic organic contaminant transport property heterogeneity in the Borden Aquifer, Water Resour. Res., 51, 1723–1743, doi:10.1002/2014WR016161 Online
Divine, D. P. (2015). The Groundwater Atlas of Saunders County, Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Resource Atlas 9, 37 p Online
Divine, Dana P., Joeckel, R.M., Korus, Jesse T. 2015. Basic Guide for Description of Cuttings from Boreholes in Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Conservation and Survey Division, UNL. pp. 36.
Divine, D. P. (2014). The Groundwater Atlas of Lancaster County, Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Resource Atlas 7, 39 p. Online
Divine, D. P. and J. T. Korus (2013). Three-dimensional hydrostratigrapy of the Swedeburg, Nebraska area: Results from helicopter electromagnetic (HEM) mapping for the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA), Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Bulletin 5 (New Series), 31 p. Online
Jesse T. Korus, Leslie M. Howard, Aaron R. Young, Dana P. Divine, Mark E. Burbach, J. Michael Jess, and Douglas R. Hallum. (2013). The Groundwater Atlas of Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Resource Atlas 4b.
Korus, J. T., D. P. Divine, P. R. Hanson and J. S. Dillon (2013). Three geologic cross sections across portions of eastern Nebraska showing Quaternary lithologic units and stratigraphy of uppermost bedrock. Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, CCS-18, 16 p. Online
Korus, J.T., Joeckel, R.M., and Divine, D.P., 2013, Three-dimensional hydrostratigraphy of the Firth, Nebraska area: Results from Helicopter Electromagnetic (HEM) mapping in the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA). Geological Survey Bulletin 3 (new series), Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Online
Divine, D. P. and J. T. Korus (2012). Three-dimensional hydrostratigraphy of the Sprague, Nebraska area: results from helicopter electromagnetic (HEM) mapping for the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA), Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Bulletin 4 (New Series), 32 p. Online
Hanson, P. R., J. T. Korus and D. P. Divine (2012). Three-dimensional hydrostratigraphy of the Platte River valley near Ashland, Nebraska: Results from helicopter electromagnetic (HEM) mapping in the Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA), Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Bulletin 2 (New Series), 51 p. Online
Divine, D., Ross, S., Korus, J. 2010. Compilation of Geologic Cross Sections of Eastern Nebraska. Lower Platte South Natural Resources Distict; Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Divine, D. P., R. M. Joeckel, J. T. Korus, P. R. Hanson and S. Lackey (2009). Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA): Introduction to a hydrogeological study, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Bulletin 1 (New Series), 31 p. Online
Divine, D.P., Joeckel, R.M., Korus, J.T., Hanson, P.R., Olafsen Lackey, S., 2009, Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA): Introduction to a Hydrogeologic Study, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division Bulletin 1 (New Series), 32 p. Online
Divine, Dana, Steele, Gregory V., Smith, Bruce D., Ehrman, Richard L., Korus, Jesse T., 2009, Preliminary Results for Helicopter Electromagnetic Surveys Over a Paleovalley Aquifer in Eastern Nebraska, Vol. 41, No. 7, p. 286. Online
Korus, Jesse Thomas and Divine, Dana, 2007, The Eastern Nebraska Water Resources Assessment (ENWRA), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 39, No. 6, p. 525.
Allen-King, Richelle M., Divine, Dana Packard, Robin, Michel J.L., Alldredge, J. Richard, Gaylord, David R., 2006, Spatial distributions of perchloroethylene reactive transport parameters in the Borden Aquifer, Water Resources Research, Vol. 42, W01413, 13 p. Online
Allen-King, Richelle M., Divine, Dana P., Taylor, Kathryn M., Gaylord, David, Alldredge, Rich, 2003. Predicting the Heterogeneous Distribution of Aquifer Permeability Through Mapping Lithofacies, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 35, No. 6, p. 54.

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Geology (1999)
  • MS - Washington State University, Geology (2002)

Awards

  • 2014 – John C. Frye Memorial Award awarded by Association of American State Geologists 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Groundwater quantity and quality
  • Hydrogeologic mapping
  • Aquifer testing and characterization
  • Groundwater/surface interaction
  • Historical hydrogeologic documents
  • Airborne geophysics
  • Wells

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 Agrichemical Contaminant Database Project (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2017
Principal Investigators
Dana Divine
Ending Date 9/30/2018
Funding Level $35,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Geologic Mapping Missouri NRR (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 8/25/2017
Principal Investigators
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Co-PIs
Dana Divine
Ending Date 12/31/2018
Funding Level $98,549.00
Funding Source NPS

 
Grant Title Geologic Cross Section Lower Platte North NRD
Starting Date 5/19/2017
Principal Investigators
Dana Divine
Co-PIs
Kathleen (Katie) Cameron
Ending Date 5/18/2018
Funding Level $1,200.00
Funding Source Lower Platte North NRD

 
Grant Title Nebraska Basin CarbonSAFE
Starting Date 3/9/2017
Principal Investigators
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Co-PIs
Dana Divine
Jesse Korus
Ending Date 6/1/2018
Funding Level $116,237.00
Funding Source Battelle Memorial Institute

 
Grant Title Agrichemical Contaminant Database Project (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Dana Divine
Ending Date 9/30/2017
Funding Level $34,433.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Agriculture Data Clearinghouse (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2016
Principal Investigators
Dana Divine
Ending Date 9/30/2018
Funding Level $69,615.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Geologic Mapping Missouri NRR
Starting Date 9/15/2016
Principal Investigators
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Co-PIs
Dana Divine
Ending Date 12/31/2017
Funding Level $98,549.00
Funding Source National Parks Service

 
Grant Title Test Hole Drilling and Monitoring - Nemaha NRD
Starting Date 7/14/2016
Principal Investigators
Kathleen (Katie) Cameron
Co-PIs
Dana Divine
Ending Date 7/13/2017
Funding Level $9,150.00
Funding Source Nemaha NRD

 
Grant Title Test Hole Drilling and Monitoring (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 3/18/2016
Principal Investigators
Kathleen (Katie) Cameron
Co-PIs
Dana Divine
Susan Lackey
Ending Date 6/30/2017
Funding Level $44,600.00
Funding Source Lower Platte North NRD

 
Grant Title Agrichemical Contaminant Database Project
Starting Date 10/1/2015
Principal Investigators
Dana Divine
Ending Date 9/30/2016
Funding Level $34,433.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Lower Platte North Test Hole Drilling and Monitoring
Starting Date 6/24/2015
Principal Investigators
Kathleen (Katie) Cameron
Co-PIs
Dana Divine
Susan Lackey
Ending Date 6/23/2016
Funding Level $32,000.00
Funding Source Lower Platte North NRD

 
Grant Title Lower Big Blue Well Monitoring Installation Supervision
Starting Date 11/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Dana Divine
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Ending Date 11/1/2015
Funding Level $3,300.00
Funding Source Lower Big Blue NRD

 

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

Groundwater

When I am most available to speak:

Call for availability

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older)
  • General Public
  • Technical