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Personal Profile (BIO):
Lindsay Swain,  has spent over 40 years studying groundwater from Maine to Hawaii. During his 33 years with the U.S. Geological Survey, Mr. Swain evaluated the Chemical Quality of Groundwater in Hawaii, developed one of the first Solute Transport groundwater models in the U.S., and evaluated fractured crystalline aquifers through 66,000 wells from New Jersey to Georgia. Lindsay, has produced over 2 dozen technical publications (See publications list below), on studies ranging from water quality, to subsidence to groundwater models to locating and avoiding arsenic containing layers underground.

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The views expressed in this blog are solely the views of Lindsay Swain and do not represent in any way the views or opinions of  any other company or organization.

Publications by Lindsay Swain:
“Relation of Drainage Problems to High Ground-Water LevelsCoconut Grove area, Oahu, Hawaii,” C.J. Huxel, Jr., and L.A. Swain,: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 20 p., 1971.
“Chemical Quality of Ground-Water in Hawaii: State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources,” L.A. Swain, Division of Water and Land Development, Report R48, 54 p., 1973.
“Hydrology of the Oasis of Mara,” L.A.Swain, Twenty-nine Palms, CA, U.S. Geol. Survey, Admin. Report., U.S. Geological Survey Administrative Report, 25 p., 1974.
“Predicted Water-Level and Water-Quality Effects of Artificial Recharge in the Upper Coachella Valley,California, Using a Finite-Element Digital Model”: L.A.Swain, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report, 73 p., 1977.
“A Galerkin finite element simulation of the effects of artificial recharge on flow and chemical quality in an alluvial aquifer in Applied Numerical Modelling,” Lindsay A. Swain, and G.F. Pinder, proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling, University of Southampton, 11-15th July, 1977, C.A. Brebbia [ed.], Pentech Press, London, pp 297-308, 1978.
“Hazards in using historical data for post-compaction predictions of confined aquifer response,” L.A. Swain, Central Valley, California: Abstract, 1 p., in Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 60. No. 18, May 1, 1979.
“Potential for using the Upper Coachella Valley Ground-Water Basin, California, for storage of artificially recharged state water project water”: M.J. Mallory, L.A. Swain, and S.J. Tyley, California Dept. of Water Resources 80-599, 26 p., 1980.
“Ground-water models of the Central Valley, California”:L.A. Swain, in Water Forum 1981: American Society of Civil Engineers Specialty Conference, San Francisco, California, August 10-14, 1981, Proceedings, v. 2, p. 1129-1133, 1982.
“Design of a Ground-Water-Quality Monitoring Network for the Salinas River Drainage Basin,” P.A. Showalter, J.P. Akers, and L.A. Swain, California: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4049, 74 p., 7 plates, 1985.
“Ground-water Flow in the Central Valley,” A.K. Williamson, D.E. Prudic, and L.A. Swain, California, U.S. Geological Survey: Open-file report 85-345, 203 p., 1985.
“The Potential for Great Lakes Contamination by Groundwater in the United States,” L.A. Swain, Great Lake International Joint Commission 1983 Annual Report Appendix II Ground Water Contamination, 25 p., 1985.
“MichiganBasin Regional Aquifer-System Analysis Study,” L.A. Swain, in Sun, R.J., ed., Regional Aquifer-System Analysis Program of the U.S. Geological Survey Summary of Projects, 1978-84: U.S.G.S. Circular 1002, p 242-244, 1986.
“Hydrological studies examining the potential for ground water to contaminate the Great Lakes,” L.A. Swain, Abstract, in International Association for Great Lakes Research–30th Conference, Ann Arbor , Michigan May 11-14, 1 p., 1987.
“Assessment of predictive accuracy of a model to simulate artificial effects of recharge in the UpperCoachellaValley,” L.F. Konikow, and L.A. Swain, California: U.S. Geological Survey Proceedings of meetings, 5 p., 1989.
“Regional Aquifer-Systems of the United States–Aquifers of the Midwest Area” L.A. Swain, and A. Ivan Johnson, AWRA Monograph Series No. 13, American Water Resources Association, ed. 1989.
“Regional Aquifer System Analysis of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge, Piedmont, and Blue Ridge Physiographic Provinces,” L.A. Swain, Abstract, for Conference on Ground Water in the Piedmont of the Eastern United States, October 16-18, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1 p., 1989.
“Ground-water Flow in the Central Valley,” A.K. Williamson, D.E. Prudic, and L.A. Swain, California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1401-D, 125 p., 1989.
“Assessment of Predictive Accuracy of a Model of Artificial Recharge in the Upper Coachella Valley,” L.F. Konikow, and L.A. Swain, California in Simpson, E.S., and Sharp, J.M., eds, Selected Papers on Hydrology from the 28th International Geological Congress: Washington D.C. July 9-19, 1989, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Verlag Heinz Heise, Hannover.West Germany, v 1 pp 433-449, 1990.
“Plan of Study for the Regional Aquifer-System Analysis of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge Piedmont, and Blue Ridge physiographic provinces of the Eastern and Southeastern United States, with a description of study-area geology and geohydrology:,” L.A. Swain, E.F. Hollyday, C.C. Daniel, III, and O.S. Zapecza, U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4066, 44 p., 1991.
Regional Aquifer-System Analysis of the Appalachian Valley and Ridge, Blue Ridge, and Piedmont Physiographic Provinces–An Overview, Swain, L.A., [abs.]; Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference and Symposium, American Water Resources Association, September 8-13, 1991, in New Orleans, La., p.469, 1991.
“An Overview of the Appalachian Valleys-Piedmont Regional Aquifer-System Analysis,” L.A. Swain, E.F. Hollyday, C.C. Daniel, III, and T.O. Mesko, in Hotchkiss, W.R., and Johnson, A.I., eds., Regional Aquifer Systems of the United States–Aquifers of the Southern and Eastern States, American Water Resources Association Monograph, Series Number 17, p 43-58, 1992.
“Regional Aquifer-System Analysis of the Piedmont, Blue Ridge and Appalachian Valley and Ridge physiographic provinces”,L.A. Swain, in Daniel, C.C., III, White, R.K., and Stone, P.A., eds., Ground Water in the Piedmont: Proceedings of a Conference on Water In the Piedmont of the Eastern United States: Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., p. 285-292, 1992.
Hydrogeology and Hydrogeologic Terranes of the Blue Ridge and PiedmontPhysiographicProvinces in the Eastern United States, T.O. Mesko, L.A. Swain, and E.F. Hollyday, U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-732-B 1 sheet, 1999.
“Summary of the Hydrogeology of the Valley and Ridge,” L.A. Swain, T.O. Mesko, and E.F. Hollyday, Blue Ridge, and Piedmont Physiographic Provinces in the Eastern United States; U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1422-A, 23 p., 2004.
“Yields of Crystalline Rocks in the Piedmont of the Eastern United States”, L. A. Swain, abs. National Ground Water Association, 2008, Ground Water Summit, Memphis, TN, March 31, 2008 presentation

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