Dana Divine

Dana Divine

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants

Contact Information

TitleHydrogeologist
Address606 South Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0996
Phone
  • office: 402-472-3288
  • fax: 402-472-2946
E-mailddivine2@unl.edu

 

My Story

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, D.P. and Howard, L.M., edited by Diffendal, Jr. R.F., 2020. Interpretive Geologic Maps and Cross Sections for Phelps, Kearney, and Adams Counties in Nebraska. Conservation & Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska - Online
Joeckel, R.M., Divine, D.P., Howard, L.M., Cameron, K.A., Waszgis, M.M. 2019. Geology of Southeastern Nebraska. Lincoln, Ne: Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska Well Drillers Association and Nebraska Geological Survey. pp. 62.Online
Divine, D. P., Joeckel, R. M., Olafsen Lackey, S. (2018). Characterizing the aquifer properties of the Cretaceous Niobrara Formation in eastern Nebraska. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs (vol. 50). Boulder, CO: Geological Society of AOnline
Divine, Dana P., Eversoll, Duane A. and Leslie M. Howard. 2018. The Groundwater Atlas of Red Willow County, Nebraska (R.F. Diffendal, Jr., Ed.). University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Conservation and Survey Division, Resource Atlas No. 11, 35p.Online
Scofield, N. I., Joeckel, R. M., Divine, D. P. (2018). Surficial geologic mapping in the Missouri National Recreational River in Nebraska and landscape evolution at the eastern margin of the Great Plains. Geological Society of America Abstracts with ProgrOnline
Divine, D., Joeckel, R.M., Olafsen Lackey, Susan. 2017. Aquifers of Nebraska II: The Niobrara Aquifer. Lincoln: Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska. pp. 32Online
Divine, Dana P. and Leslie M. Howard. 2017. The Groundwater Atlas of Richardson County, Nebraska, NE: Conservation & Survey Division. pp. 33Online
Divine, Dana P., Sibray, Steven. 2017. An Overview of Secondary Aquifers in Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Conservation and Survey Division, UNL. pp. 40Online
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:10.1002/2014WR016161Online
Divine, D. P. (2015). The Groundwater Atlas of Saunders County, Nebraska, Conservation and Survey Division, University of Nebraska, Resource Atlas 9, 37 pOnline
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.Online
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, 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 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 BulletOnline
Korus, J.T., Joeckel, R.M., 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). Conservation and Survey DiviOnline
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, UOnline
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), CoOnline
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), 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 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, 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.

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Master of Legal Studies University of Nebraska-Lincoln2020
Master of ScienceGeologyWashington State University2002
Bachelor of ScienceGeologyUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln1999

 

Affiliations

 

Awards

TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
John C. Frye Memorial AwardAssociation of American State Geologists2014

 

Websites

 

SNR Program Areas

  • Environmental Science

Areas of Interest/Expertise

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

Grants

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 TitleCarbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Storage Complex Feasibility
Starting Date11/27/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/09/2020
Funding Level$73,749.00
Funding AgencyBattelle Memorial Institute

 

Grant TitleAgrichemical Contaminant Database Project (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2020
Funding Level$25,000.00
Funding AgencyNE Depart of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleTest Hole Drilling and Monitoring - Nemaha NRD (Additional Funding)
Starting Date06/01/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/31/2020
Funding Level$9,150.00
Funding AgencyNemaha NRD

 

Grant TitleCarbonSAFE
Starting Date03/19/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/09/2019
Funding Level$6,207.00
Funding AgencyBattelie

 

Grant TitleAgrichemical Contaminant Database Project (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2019
Funding Level$25,000.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleNational Groundwater Monitoring Network
Starting Date08/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2019
Funding Level$16,984.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Economic Quality

 

Grant TitleTest Hole Drilling and Monitoring - Lower Platte North NRD (Additional)
Starting Date08/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2020
Funding Level$50,000.00
Funding AgencyLower Platte North NRD

 

Grant TitleHydrologic Monitoring and Assessment of Upper Little Blue River Basin
Starting Date07/01/2018

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2021
Funding Level$145,924.00
Funding AgencyTri-Basin NRD

 

Grant TitleAgrichemical Contaminant Database Project (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2018
Funding Level$35,000.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleTest Hole Drilling and Monitoring - Lower Platte North NRD (Additional)
Starting Date09/07/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2020
Funding Level$136,700.00
Funding AgencyLower Platte North NRD

 

Grant TitleGeologic Mapping Missouri NRR (Additional Funding)
Starting Date08/25/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/31/2018
Funding Level$98,549.00
Funding AgencyNPS

 

Grant TitleGeologic Cross Section Lower Platte North NRD
Starting Date05/19/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date05/18/2018
Funding Level$1,200.00
Funding AgencyLower Platte North NRD

 

Grant TitleNebraska Basin CarbonSAFE
Starting Date03/09/2017

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/01/2018
Funding Level$116,237.00
Funding AgencyBattelle Memorial Institute

 

Grant TitleAgriculture Data Clearinghouse (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2018
Funding Level$69,615.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 

Grant TitleAgrichemical Contaminant Database Project (Additional Funding)
Starting Date10/01/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2017
Funding Level$34,433.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleGeologic Mapping Missouri NRR
Starting Date09/15/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date12/31/2017
Funding Level$98,549.00
Funding AgencyNational Parks Service

 

Grant TitleTest Hole Drilling and Monitoring - Nemaha NRD
Starting Date07/14/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date07/13/2017
Funding Level$9,150.00
Funding AgencyNemaha NRD

 

Grant TitleTest Hole Drilling and Monitoring (Additional Funding)
Starting Date03/18/2016

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/30/2017
Funding Level$44,600.00
Funding AgencyLower Platte North NRD

 

Grant TitleAgrichemical Contaminant Database Project
Starting Date10/01/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/30/2016
Funding Level$34,433.00
Funding AgencyNebraska Department of Agriculture

 

Grant TitleLower Platte North Test Hole Drilling and Monitoring
Starting Date06/24/2015

Investigator(s)

Ending Date06/23/2016
Funding Level$32,000.00
Funding AgencyLower Platte North NRD

 

Grant TitleLower Big Blue Well Monitoring Installation Supervision
Starting Date11/01/2014

Investigator(s)

Ending Date11/01/2015
Funding Level$3,300.00
Funding AgencyLower Big Blue NRD