John Wheaton


Hydrogeologist

Professor


Education
M.S., Hydrogeology
B.A., Geology
Contact Information

(406) 272-1603 (tel)

Email John Wheaton jwheaton@mtech.edu

Program Affiliations
GWIP
Research Interests
Water Management, Surface Water, Coalbed Methane, Energy, Hydrogeology
Outreach & Presentations
Year Type Citation
2019 Presentation Gunderson, J., and Wheaton, J., 2019, Groundwater Using Our Sand-Tank Model and Various Hand Samples: Presented at the Bitterroot School Family Science Night, Billings, Montana, January 25, 2019.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Deep Aquifer Hydrogeology The Flathead (Kalispell) Valley: Presented at the American Water Resources Association Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 14, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, The Flathead Valley Deep Aquifer: Part 2 - Same Hydrogeologic Aspects of the Flathead Valley Deep Aquifer: Presented at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 14, 2016.
2016 Presentation Carstarphen, C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology's Groundwater Investigation Program The Lolo Creek Watershed Groundwater Investigation: Poster Presentation at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Introduction to the GWIP - Lolo Project: Co-Presented to the GWIP Program, August 23, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Well Drilling Workshop: Presented, Billings, Montana, June 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Overview of the Geology and Hydrogeology of the Flathead Valley in Kalispell: Presented to Citizens at the Lutheran Church, Creston, Montana, April 7, 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Geology and Hydrogeology of the Flathead River Valley in Kalispell: Presented to Flathead Valley Residents at the Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton J., 2016, Coal Mining Regulation and Groundwater Monitoring: Presented to the Flathead Valley Community College Environmental Science Class, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton J., 2016, Introduction to Hydrogeology of the Flathead Valley: Presented to the Flathead Valley Community College Earth Science Class, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2016, Deep Aquifer Hydrogeology The Flathead (Kalispell) Valley: Presented to the Flathead River Commission and Flathead Conservation District at Flathead Community College, Arts and Technology Building Theater, Kalispell, Montana, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Introduction to a 3-Dimensional Geologic Model of the Flathead River Valley in Kalispell, Montana: Presented to the Flathead River Commission at FVCC, April 6, 2016.
2016 Presentation Rose, J.C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Introduction to a 3-Dimensional Geologic Model of the Flathead River Valley in Kalispell, Montana: Presented to a Citizen Group at the Flathead Brewery, Bigfork, MT, April 5, 2016.
2016 Presentation Wheaton J., 2016, Introduction to the Deep Aquifer Hydrogeology The Flathead (Kalispell) Valley: Presented to a Citizen Group at the Flathead Brewery, Bigfork, Montana, April 5, 2016.
2016 Educational Outreach Wheaton, J., 2016, Judged at Science Fair, Joliet Public School, March 23, 2016.
2015 Presentation Wheaton, J., 2015, Well Drilling Workshop: Presented, Billings, Montana, June 10, 2015.
2015 Presentation Wheaton, J.R., and Rose, J., 2015, Flathead Valley Deep Aquifer Development and Implications for Surface Water: Poster Presentation at Clark Fork River Symposium, Missoula, Montana, April 24, 2015.
2015 Presentation Wheaton, J., and Sutherland, M., 2015, Finding the Other ET- The Cosmic Mystery of Evapotranspiration: Presented at the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Annual Seminar, Butte, Montana, March 2015.
Outside Publications
Citation
Wheaton, J., Bobst, A.L., and Brinck, E.L., 2007, Considerations for Evaluating Coalbed Methane Infiltration Pond Sites Based on Site Studies in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming: in Barnhisel, R., eds.,Joint Conference of the 24th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, June 2-7, 2007, Gillette, Wyoming, 980 p.
Ball, P., and Wheaton, J.R., 2005, Investigation of Microbial Ecology, Structure and Function in Coalbed Aquifers: Power River Basin, Montana: Montana Water Center Technical Report 226, 16 p.
Brinck, E.L., Wheaton, J., and Frost, C.D., 2005, Tracking CBM Infiltration Pond Impacts Upon Groundwater Using Strontium Isotopes: in Coalbed Natural Gas Conference: I-Research, Monitoring, and Applications, Wyoming State Geological Survey Public Informational Circular No. 43.
Wheaton, J., and Brown, T.H., 2005, Predicting Changes in Ground-Water Quality Associated with Coalbed Methane Infiltration Ponds: in Western Resources Project Final Report-Produced Groundwater Associated with Coalbed Natural Gas Production in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming State Geological Survey Report of Investigations No. 55: Zoback, M.D., eds., WyGS: Laramie, Wyoming, p. 45-69.
Wheaton, J., and Reddish, S., 2005, Potential Effects to Ground Water Systems Resulting From Subsurface Injection of Coalbed Methane Production Water: White paper Prepared for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 17 p.
Wheaton, J.R., Bobst, A.L., and Brown, T.H., 2005, Preliminary Changes in Groundwater Quality Related to Coalbed Methane Infiltration Ponds: in Coalbed Natural Gas Conference: I-Research, Monitoring, and Applications, Wyoming State Geological Survey Public Informational Circular No. 43.
King, L., Wheaton, J.R., Vance, G., and Ganjegunte, G., 2004, Water Issues Associated with Coalbed Methane (Natural Gas) in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana: American Society for Mine Reclamation, Reclamation Matters, v. 1, no. 2, Fall, 2004, p. 7-12.
Wheaton, J.R, and Phillips, W.A., 2004, Evaluation of Mine-Pit Impoundments in Coal Strip-Mine Reclamation in Southeastern Montana: U. S. Office of Surface Mining, in Proceedings of Interactive Forum, 2000, Surface Mining Reclamation Approaches to Bond Release: Cumulative Hydrologic Impact Assessment Surface Mining Applications and Hydrology Topics for the Arid and Semi-Arid West. CD.
Wheaton, J.R., and Olson, J.L., 2001, Overview of Coal-Bed Methane Development and a Discussion of Montana Impacts: Proceedings of 18th Annual National Meeting, 2001, The American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY, p. 210-218.
Wheaton, J., and Bohman, R., 1999, Geophysical Investigations of Cased Well Completions: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, v. 19, no 1. p. 143-151.
Wheaton, J., and Lopez, D., 1998, Hydrogeology of the Upper Pryor Creek Basin, Big Horn and Yellowstone Counties, Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report No 383.
Wheaton, J., and Van Voast, W., 1998, A Quarter Century of Coal Mining an Hydrogeologic Research in Southeastern Montana: Proceedings of 25th Anniversary and 15th Annual National Meeting, 1998, The American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, p. 11-21.
Wheaton, J., and Regele, S., 1997, Economics of Drill-Hole Plugging and Abandonment: Water Well Journal, v. 51, no. 6, p. 43-45.
Wheaton, J., and Reiten, J., 1996, Groundwater Leakage through Inadequately Plugged Coal Exploration Boreholes: Montana Water Resources Center Technical Report No. 185, 20 p.
Wheaton, J., Reiten, J., and Regele, S., 1996, Evaluation of Grouting Materials for Drill-Hole Abandonment: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 80, no. 6, 984 p.
Regele, S., Clark, D., Bohman, R., Wheaton, J., Lyford, J., 1993, Bentonite as a Hole Abandonment and Annular Seal Material: Proceedings of the Sixth Billings Reclamation Symposium, 1993, Montana State University Reclamation Research Unit Publication No. 9301, p. 143-150.
Reiten, J., and Wheaton, J., 1993, Unexpected Impacts to Unmined Aquifers Near Coal Mines: Proceedings of the Sixth Billings Reclamation Symposium, 1993, Montana State University Reclamation Research Unit Publication No. 9301, p. 134-142.
Wheaton, J., 1993, Groundwater Resource Assessment of Underground Coal Mines Near Roundup, Montana: 1993 Field Conference Guidebook-Energy and Mineral Resources of Central Montana, L.D. Hunter (ed), Montana Geological Society, Billings, p. 243-249.
Wheaton, John R., and Reiten, Jon C., 1989, Water Storage Potential in Abandoned Underground Coal Mines Near Roundup, Montana: Montana Geological Society 1989 Field Conference Guidebook, p. 415-421.