Chad N. Taylor

Senior Hydrogeologist

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Mr. Taylor is a licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist with 15 years of experience in conceptual hydrogeologic model development, water supply planning and exploration, protection of groundwater resources, design of water supply wells, and soil and groundwater contamination investigations. Mr. Taylor has worked on groundwater projects throughout California and Colorado and has a very strong working knowledge of the hydrogeology and regulatory framework in both states. Mr. Taylor is a native of California, having grown up in the foothills of Fresno County, and he has strong ties to California groundwater issues.

Mr. Taylor has been responsible for a range of projects involving groundwater resource assessment and management, water rights, design and installation of water supply wells using an assortment of drilling methods, aquifer testing in complex hydrogeologic environments, analytical and numerical groundwater flow modeling, groundwater recharge, and water supply planning. Mr. Taylor also has extensive knowledge and experience with the development and analysis of large and intricate datasets, with a focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial and three-dimensional data development and analysis.

Chad regularly works for public and private sector clients, including water districts, city and county governments, and developers on projects ranging from long range planning to the development of new sources of water supply. Chadís current project work includes project hydrogeologist responsibilities on a long term groundwater modeling project to assist a group of water management agencies in the evaluation of the effects of groundwater banking in central California and project management and hydrogeology work for a proposed ski area expansion that requires water supply planning and new source development in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Chad is also currently serving as the project manager and hydrogeologist for several water supply planning and new supply development projects in the central coast region. Chad also regularly serves as project hydrogeologist for numerous water supply planning projects, including Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs), Water Supply Assessments (WSAs), and annual groundwater basin management reports.

Academic Background and Professional Credentials:

Professional Geologist California, No. 8443
Certified Hydrogeologist California, No. 915

BS, Earth Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, 1999