Sally McCraven

Consulting Hydrogeologist

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Ms. McCraven has over 30 years of professional geologic and hydrogeologic experience. While her work has encompassed the full range of surface and groundwater studies including development, management, and protection, her special area of focus is on water quality issues. As such, she has an extensive background in soil, groundwater, and surface water contamination investigations. She has characterized a variety of complex hydrogeologic systems and associated contaminant transport. She has assessed the fate and transport of many contaminants including ubiquitous chemicals as well as emerging contaminants such as perchlorate, n-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), and 1,4-dioxane, which tend to be highly mobile in groundwater. Sally has developed and implemented local and basin-wide surface water and groundwater monitoring programs. She has assessed artificial recharge alternatives and has conducted investigations of potential impacts of recycled water recharge. In addition to her environmental experience, she has led water supply development feasibility studies.

Sally has also focused on development of California State Water Resources Control Board-required Salt and Nutrient Management Plans (SNMP) for several basins across the state. As a result of her support for the WateReuse Association, she coordinated a SNMP workshop for their California Annual Conference. She also led efforts to coordinate a WateReuse Association Northern California Chapter meeting on the nexus between recycled water and groundwater.

Professional Credentials and Academic Background:

Professional Geologist California, No. 5427
Certified Engineering Geologist California, No. 1744
Certified Hydrogeologist California, No. 356

MS, Environmental Management, University of San Francisco, 1993 (Master's Thesis: Groundwater Remediation and Control through Interceptor Trenches and Extraction Wells at a RCRA Site in California)
BS, Geology, Wayne State University, Michigan, 1979