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.
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