Stephanie MooreStephanie J. Moore, PG

Principal Hydrologist

Austin, Texas

Email

(512) 821-2765

Ms. Moore is a Senior Hydrologist and Professional Geoscientist (Geology, TX # 11727) with 20 years of experience, including 8 years with the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.). She has spent most of her career working on technical and policy matters involving groundwater/surface water interaction, vadose zone hydrology, and stormwater. Ms. Moore has led numerous projects involving complex technical, regulatory, and legal issues. Her technical and managerial experience includes strategic planning, project management, work plan and cost estimate preparation, technical reporting, fieldwork, public involvement, and interaction with municipal, state, and federal regulatory officials.

Stephanie uses quantitative, computational hydrogeology; design and management of scientific investigations and long-term monitoring programs; and statistical analyses to help policy makers understand and interpret technical data and make decisions that optimize water resources.

Ms. Moore has extensive experience with Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), having designed and led the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority’s MAR program for six years, and participated in MAR studies in Arizona, California, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Utah. She has worked with clients to design and implement long-term monitoring programs, and uses geochemical and isotopic analyses to better understand water quality impacts.

Stephanie is an advocate of water resources and environmental education for citizens of all backgrounds. She has taught hydrogeology to a variety of audiences, from Attorneys General to elementary school students to Master Naturalists. In 2014, faculty of UNM’s Center for Water and the Environment invited Ms. Moore to design the curriculum for and teach a new, dual-credit introductory water resources class in the Civil Engineering Department: Introduction to Sustainability and Water Resources Engineering.

Ms. Moore has authored more than 15 peer-reviewed publications. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Groundwater Trust. As an active supporter of Water For People, she has volunteered her time to its Mexico scoping study and has led monitoring trips to Honduras and Nicaragua.

  • Education

    M.S., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico

    B.S., Environmental Sciences, Texas Christian University

  • Registration / Certification

    Professional Geoscientist – Geology, Texas, No. 11727

  • Specializations

    Quantitative, computational hydrogeology

    Designing, executing and managing complex scientific investigations and long-term monitoring plans

    Data management and quality assurance

    Statistical analysis

    Data interpretation

    Report writing

  • Affiliations

    American Geophysical Union

    American Ground Water Trust

    American Water Resources Association

    Colorado River Alliance, Board of Directors

    Managed Aquifer Recharge Standards Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    International Association of Hydrogeologists

    Texas Water Conservation Association

Select Publications and Presentations

Moore, S., Hill, J., Johannesen, C. 2018. Collaboration for the Albuquerque Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Watershed Based Permit. Presented at Texas Water 2018. San Antonio,Texas, April 24-26, 2018.

Stephens, Daniel B., M. Miller, S.J. Moore, T. Umstot, and D.J. Salvato. 2011. Decentralized Groundwater Recharge Systems Using Roofwater and Stormwater Runoff. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 48(1): 134-144.

Moore, S.J. 2010. Why do you care? Water Resources IMPACT 12(5):17-19. Hydrophilanthropy issue, September 2010.

Moore, S.J. and J.M. Stomp, III. 2009. The Bear Canyon Recharge Demonstration Project. In Price, L.G., D. Bland, P.S. Johnson, and S.D. Connell (eds.), Water, Natural Resources, and the Urban Landscape: The Albuquerque Region. New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources 2009 Decision-Makers Field Guide, p. 34.

Moore, S.J., R.L. Bassett, B. Liu, C.P. Wolf, and D. Doremus. 2008. Geochemical tracers to evaluate hydrogeologic controls on river salinization. Ground Water 46(3): 489-501.

Moore, S.J. 2007. Streamflow, infiltration, and recharge in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico. In Stonestrom, D.A., J. Constantz, T.P.A. Ferré, and S.A. Leake (eds.), Ground-water recharge in the arid and semi-arid southwestern United States. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1703, p. 137-155.

Stewart-Deaker, A.E., D.A. Stonestrom, and S.J. Moore. 2007. Streamflow, infiltration, and ground-water recharge at Abo Arroyo, New Mexico. In Stonestrom, D.A., J. Constantz, T.P.A. Ferré, and S.A. Leake (eds.), Ground- water recharge in the arid and semi-arid southwestern United States. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1703, p. 83-105.

Anning, D.W., N.J. Bauch, S.J. Gerner, M.E. Flynn, S.N. Hamlin, S.J. Moore, D.H. Schafer, S.K. Anderholm, and L.E. Spangler. 2006. Dissolved solids in basin-fill aquifers and streams in the southwestern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5315.

Donohoe, L.C. and S.J. Moore. 2003. Description of piezometers installed in the Middle Rio Grande Basin area in and near Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1996-2001. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-290.

Moore, S.J., S.K. Anderholm, T. Williams-Sether, and J.M. Stomp. 2003. Sources of water to the Rio Grande upstream from San Marcial, New Mexico. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 110-03, 6p.

Moore, S.J. and J. Constantz. 2003. Investigation of streamflow, infiltration, and recharge processes in the Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico (Abs). In Hudson, M.R. (ed.), 2003, Geologic and hydrogeologic framework of the Española Basin – Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Española Basin Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 4-5, 2003. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-369.

Moore, S.J. and S.K. Anderholm. 2002. Spatial and temporal variations in dissolved solids, nutrients, and suspended sediments in the Rio Grande, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, 1993 to 1995. U.S. Geological Survey Water- Resources Investigations Report 02-4224, 52p.

Moore, S.J. and S.K. Anderholm. 2001. Ground-water monitoring in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, central New Mexico—Implications of water-level variations in nested piezometers (Abs). Geological Society of America, 2001 Abstracts with Programs, Rocky Mountain and South-Central Sections 33(5):A-54.

Moore, S.J., A.E. Stewart, J. Constantz, and L. Sarma. 2000. Instrumentation of two ephemeral streams in Central New Mexico to improve understanding of streamflows and ground-water exchanges (Abs). EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 81(48): 485.

Moore, S.J., T.H. Raines, and S. Baldys. III. 2000. Municipal stormwater monitoring program, Dallas-Fort Worth area, Texas—Summary of sampling, February 1997 to February 2000. U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 042- 00.

Presentations

Moore, S.J., M.A. Milczarek, R.C. Rice, and J.M. Keller. 2014. Stormwater as a Potential Source for Artificial

Recharge in the Rio Grande Basin. Presented at the 2014 National Groundwater Association Conference on Hydrology and Water Scarcity in the Rio Grande Basin, Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2014.

Moore, S.J., and R. Marley. 2011. Managed Aquifer Recharge in the State of New Mexico. Invited presentation to the staff of Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas. June 2011.

Moore, S.J. 2011. Managed Aquifer Recharge in the Middle Rio Grande Basin, New Mexico. Invited presentation at the Western States Water Council 2011 Spring Council Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico. April 2011.

Moore, S.J. 2009. Aquifer storage projects in the Southwest: Technical, economic, and regulatory perspectives. Invited presentation at the American Groundwater Trust 2009 Conference, Aquifer Storage Recovery in the US: National Status of Projects, Issues and Solutions, Orlando, Florida. September 28, 2009.

Stephens, D.B., S.J. Moore, and A. Standen. 2009. Is there a role for rainwater harvesting in New Mexico water resources management? Presentation at the 2009 New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico. August 11, 2009.

Stephens, D.B., L. Jong, A. Standen, S. Moore, and S. Cullen. 2009. Roof water harvesting for artificial recharge in the Americas. Presentation at the National Ground Water Association Groundwater for the Americas, Panama City, Panama. June 8-10, 2009.

Moore, S.J., J.T. Kay, and J.M. Stomp. 2007. New Mexico’s first artificial recharge project. Presented at the 2007 AWRA National Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 2007.

Moore, S.J. and J.M. Stomp. Bear Canyon Recharge Demonstration Project. Presented at the 2005 Joint RMSAWWA/RMWEA Annual Conference, Keystone, Colorado. September 2007.

Moore, S.J. 2007. Historical salinity data review. Invited speaker at the Rio Grande Project Salinity Management Workshop, El Paso, Texas. May 2007.

Bassett, R.L., S.J. Moore, B. Liu, C.P. Wolf, and D. Doremus. 2007. Forensic isotopic hydrology applied by a multi-agency technical project team to better define salinity sources of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. Presented at the 2007 NGWA Groundwater Summit, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2007.

Moore, S.J., J.T. Kay, J.A. Kelsey, and J.M. Stomp. 2007. Vadose zone characterization for the Bear Canyon Recharge Demonstration Project. Presented at the 2007 NGWA Groundwater Summit, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2007.

Moore, S.J., R.L. Bassett, B. Liu, C.P. Wolf, and D. Doremus. 2007. Hydrogeologic influences on surface water salinization in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. Presented at the 2007 NGWA Groundwater Summit, Albuquerque, New Mexico. May 2007.

Moore, S.J., R.L. Bassett, B. Liu, C.P. Wolf, and D. Doremus. 2007. Geochemical and isotopic tracers to define salinity sources in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico. Presented at the Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRAC) Isotope Symposium, Concord, California. March 2007.

Moore, S.J. and J.T. Kay. 2006. Monitoring methods for enhanced aquifer recharge. Presented at the 2006 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico. July 2006.

Stephens, D.B., S.J. Moore, N. Blandford, and D. Cartron. 2006. Quantifying return flow to groundwater: What’s in the tool box? Presented at the 2006 NGWA Groundwater Summit, San Antonio, Texas. May 2006.

Moore, S.J. 2005. Enhanced aquifer recharge for underground storage and recovery. Invited speaker at the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Water Task Force, Albuquerque, New Mexico. December 2005.

Moore, S.J. and M. Miller. 2005. Enhanced Aquifer Recharge: Invited speaker at Jemez y Sangre Water Summit, Santa Fe, New Mexico. September 2005.

Moore, S.J. and M. Miller. 2005. Enhanced aquifer recharge, opportunities and quantification methods. Presented at the 2005 Joint RMSAWWA/RMWEA Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. September 2005.

Moore, S.J., A.E. Stewart, and J. Constantz. 2004. Heat as a tracer to investigate groundwater/surface-water interaction (Abs). New Mexico Water Research Symposium. August 2004.

Moore, S.J. and S.D. Waltemeyer. 2003. Automated Crest-Stage Gages—Applications in the New Mexico District (Abs). U.S. Geological Survey National Surface Water Conference, San Antonio, Texas. November 2003.

Moore, S.J. and S.K. Anderholm. 2002. Spatial and temporal variations in nutrients in the Rio Grande from Del Norte, Colorado, to El Paso, Texas, 1993-95 (Abs). New Mexico Water Research Symposium. August 13, 2002.