Madeline Gotkowitz

Research Division Chief


Ph.D., Environment and Resources
M.S., Hydrology
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(406) 496-4153 (tel)

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Research Interests
Outreach & Presentations
Year Type Citation
2018 Presentation Gotkowitz, M., 2018, MBMG Brown Bag Seminar - Wellntel, A Company that Provides Hardware and Cloud-Based Software for Real-Time Groundwater Level Monitoring: Presented to MBMG staff, Butte, Montana, November 27, 2018.
2018 Presentation Gotkowitz, M, 2018, Use of Borehole Geophysics to Assess Fracture Connectivity and Hydraulic Gradients: Presented at the Montana Tech Public Lecture Series, Butte, Montana, September 13, 2018.
Outside Publications
Mathews, M., Gotkowitz, M., and Ginder-Vogel, M., 2018, Effect of geochemical conditions on radium mobility in discrete intervals within the Midwestern Cambrian-Ordovician aquifer system: Applied Geochemistry, v. 97, p. 238 – 246.
Parsen, M.J., Gotkowitz, M.B., Juckem, P.F., and Fienen, M.N., In Press, Groundwater Flow Model for Western Chippewa County, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin 112, p. 88.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Bradbury, K.R., and Hedman, C., 2016, Ultra-trace Levels of Emerging Contaminants in a Heavily Used, Urban Groundwater System (Abstract): Program for the 2016 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286711.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Bradbury, K.R., Borchardt, M.A., Zhu, J., and Spencer, S.K., 2016, Effects of Climate and Sewer Condition on Virus Transport to Groundwater: Environ. Sci. Technol., 50, 16, p. 8497 - 8504.
McGinley, P., Masarik, K., Gotkowitz, M., and Mechenich, D. J., 2016, Impact of Anthropogenic Geochemical Change and Aquifer Geology on Groundwater Phosphorus Concentrations: Applied Geochemistry, v. 72, p. 1-9.
Gotkowitz, M.B., 2015, To treat or not to treat: Communicating the health risk posed by drinking untreated groundwater(Abstract): Program for the 2015 Annual Meeting, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 7, p. 838.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Attig, J.W., and McDermott, T., 2014, Groundwater flood of a river terrace in southwest Wisconsin: USA Hydrogeology Journal, v. 22, no. 6, p. 1421 - 1432.
Bradbury, K., Borchardt, M., Gotkowitz, M., Spencer, S., Zhu, J., and Hunt, R.J., 2013, Source and Transport of Human Enteric Viruses in Deep Municipal Water Supply Wells: Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 9, p. 4096 - 4103.
Gotkowitz, M.B., and Liebl, D.S., 2013, Municipal Drinking Water Safety: The link between groundwater, pathogens, and public health: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Educational Series 53.
Gotkowitz, M.B., McLaughlin, P., and Grande, J., 2012, Sources of naturally occurring chromium in bedrock aquifers underlying Madison, WI: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open-File Report 2012-08.
West, N., Schreiber, M., and Gotkowitz, M., 2012, Arsenic release from chlorine-promoted alteration of a sulfide cement horizon: Evidence from batch studies on the St. Peter Sandstone, Wisconsin, USA: Applied Geochemistry, v. 27 , no. 11, p. 2215 – 2224.
Carter, J.T., Gotkowitz, M.B., and Anderson, M.P., 2011, Field verification of stable perched groundwater in layered bedrock uplands: Ground Water, v. 49, no. 3, p. 383 - 392.
Joachim, D.R., Gotkowitz, M.B., Vavrus, S.J., Loheide, S.P.I., and Bradbury, K.R., 2011, Forecasting Impacts of Extreme Precipitation Events on Wisconsin's Groundwater Levels: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open-File Report 2011-03.
Root, T.L., Gotkowitz, M.B., Bahr, and J.M., Attig, J.W., 2010, Arsenic Geochemistry and Hydrostratigraphy in Midwestern U.S. Glacial Deposits: Ground Water, v. 48, no. 6, p. 903 - 912.
Wilcox , J.D., Gotkowitz, M.B., Bradbury, K.R., Bahr, J.M., 2010, Using groundwater models to evaluate strategies for drinking-water protection in rural subdivisions: Journal of the American Planning Association, v. 76, no. 3, p. 295 - 304.
Gotkowitz, M. B., and Carter, J.T., 2009, Groundwater Flow model of the Geneva Lake Area, Walworth Co., Wisconsin: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open-File Report 2009-02.
Gotkowitz, M.B., 2009, Groundwater pumping near Geneva Lake: Evaluating its effect on the lake: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Educational Series 49, 6 p.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Ellickson,K., Clary, A., Bowman, G., Standridge, J., and Sonzogni, W., 2008, Effect of well disinfection on arsenic in groundwater: Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation 28, no. 2, p. 60 - 67.
Hart, D.J., Bradbury, K.R., and Gotkowitz, M.B., 2008, Is One an Upper Limit for Natural Hydraulic Gradients?: Ground Water, v. 46, no. 4, p. 518 - 520.
Borchardt, M.A., Bradbury, K.R., Gotkowitz, M.B., Cherry, J.A., and Parker, B.L., 2007, Human Enteric Viruses in Groundwater from a Confined Bedrock Aquifer: Environ. Sci. Technol., 41, 18, p. 6606 - 6612.
Bradbury, K.R., Gotkowitz, M.B., Hart, D.J., Eaton, T.T., Cherry, J.A., Parker, B.L., and Borchardt, M.A., 2006, Contaminant Transport Through Aquitards: Technical guidance for aquitard assessment: Denver, American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 176 p.
Cherry, J.A., Parker, B.L., Bradbury, K.R., Eaton, T.T., Gotkowitz, M.B., Hart, D.J., and Borchardt, M.A., 2006, Contaminant transport through aquitards: A "State of the Science" Review: Denver, American Water Works Association Research Foundation, 152 p.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Zeiler, K., Dunning, C., Thomas, J., and Lin, Y., 2005, Hydrogeology and Simulation of Groundwater Flow in Sauk County, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Bulletin 102, 43 p.
Root, T.L., Bahr, J.M., and Gotkowitz, M.B., 2005, Controls on arsenic concentrations in groundwater near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; In Advances in Arsenic Research: Integration of Experimental and Observational Studies and Implications for Mtigation; O’Day, X., Meng, L.G., Benning eds. ACS Symposium Series, v. 915, p. 161 - 174.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Feinstein, D.T., and Carlson, C.P., 2004, Evaluation of the solute transport model developed for the proposed Crandon Mine tailings management area and reclaim pond: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, Open-File Report 2004-02.
Gotkowitz, M.B., Schreiber, M.S., and Simo, J.A., 2004, Effects of water use on arsenic release to well water in a confined aquifer: Ground Water v. 42, no. 4, p. 568 - 575.
Carlson, C.P., Gotkowitz, M.B., and Feinstein, D.T., 2003, Predictive Groundwater Solute-Transport Models and the Permitting Process for Mine Waste Facilities in Wisconsin, A Case Study From a Proposed Site Near Crandon: in Farrell, T and Taylor, G (eds), Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, p. 983 - 985.
Schreiber, M.E., Gotkowitz, M.B., Simo, J.A., and Freiberg, P.G., 2003, Mechanisms of Arsenic Release to Groundwater from Naturally Occurring Sources, Eastern Wisconsin: in Welch, A., and Stollenwerk, K.E., (eds), Arsenic in Groundwater, p. 259 - 280,
Davis, J.M., Wilson, J.L., Phillips, F.M., and Gotkowitz, M.B., 1997, Relationship Between Fluvial Bounding Surfaces and the Permeability Correlation Structure: Water Resources Research, v. 33, no.8, p. 1843 - 1854.