Doug Hallum

Doug Hallum

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Title Survey Hydrogeologist
Address 402 West State Farm Road
North Platte NE
Phone 308-696-6743
FAX 309-696-6780

Hi, I'm Doug Hallum, a Survey Hydrogeologist in the Conservation and Survey Division. I have the privilege of serving you from the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte.

My background contains many experiences that may be helpful to serving you effectively. I've done extensive work on the Cooperative Hydrology Study (COHYST) and worked with a group of local, state and federal partners to update Nebraska's topographic information. I worked collaboratively with Kansas, Colorado and Reclamation on behalf of Nebraska in the Republican River basin. Before using my skills to assist Nebraska successfully engage in conjunctive water resources management, I ran a small business, consulted in oil and gas exploration, and consulted in environmental remediation and environmental site assessment. I began my career as a National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT) intern with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Commerce City, Colorado.

Since I am a generalist with diverse experience, my interests are broad, and center on posing and answering questions from various perspectives. Primarily I am interested in water models and their relationships to physical reality; developing public policy from science and physical data, or from models; and government at various temporal and spatial scales.


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

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Areas of Interest

  • Models and their relationships to physical reality
  • developing public policy from science and physical data, or from models
  • Government at various temporal and spatial scales
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Geology
  • Surface Water
  • Hydrogeology
  • Ecohydrology
  • Evapotranispiration
  • Geographic Information Systems/GIS
  • Physical Geography

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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
Les Howard
Steve Sibray
Ending Date 6/30/2017
Funding Level $22,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Natural Resources

Grant Title Middle Republican Hydrogeologic Framework and Groundwater Observation Network
Starting Date 5/24/2016
Principal Investigators
Jesse Korus
Doug Hallum
Ending Date 5/23/2017
Funding Level $17,397.00
Funding Source Middle Republican NRD


SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

geology, hydrogeology, water management of surface and groundwater, models

When I am most available to speak:

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What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • Pre-K/Elementary School
  • Middle/High School
  • College
  • OLLI - lifelong learning for adults 50 years and older)
  • General Public
  • Families
  • Technical