Sustainable Water Resources

Articles

Dillon, P., Stuyfzand, P., Grischek, T., Lluria, M., Pyne, R. D. G., Jain, R. C., Bear, J., Schwarz, J., Wang, W., Fernandez, E., Stefan, C., Pettenati, M., van der Gun, J., Sprenger, C., Massman, G., Scanlon, B. R., and 15 other co-authors, 2019, Sixty years of global progress in managed aquifer recharge: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 27, no. 1, p. 1–30, http://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-018-1841-z.

Hernández-Espriú, A., Wolaver, B. D., Arciniega-Esparza, S., Scanlon, B. R., Young, M. H., Nicot, J.-P., Macías-Medrano, S., and Breña-Naranjo, J. A., 2019, A screening approach to improve water management practices in undeveloped shale plays, with application to the transboundary Eagle Ford Formation in northeast Mexico: Journal of Environmental Management, v. 236, p. 146–162, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.11.123.

Scanlon, B. R., Weingarten, M. B., Murray, K. E., and Reedy, R. C., 2019, Managing basin-scale fluid budgets to reduce injection-induced seismicity from the recent U.S. shale oil revolution: Seismological Research Letters, v. 90, no. 1, p. 171–182, http://doi.org/10.1785/0220180223.

Sun, A. Y., Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, Z., Walling, D., Bhanja, S. N., Mukherjee, A., and Zhong, Z., 2019, Combining physically-based modeling and deep learning for fusing GRACE satellite data: can we learn from mismatch?: Water Resources Research, v. 55, p. 1179–1195, http://doi.org/10.1029/2018WR023333.

Chowdhury, A. H., Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Young, S., 2018, Fingerprinting groundwater salinity sources in the Gulf Coast Aquifer System, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 26, no. 1, p. 197–213, http://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-017-1619-8.

Darvari, R., Nicot, J.-P., Scanlon, B. R., Mickler, P., and Uhlman, K., 2018, Trace element behavior in methane-rich and methane-free groundwater in north and east Texas: Groundwater, v. 56, no. 5, p. 705–718, http://doi.org/10.1111/gwat.12606.

Mukherjee, A., Fryar, A. E., Eastridge, E. M., Nally, R. S., Chakraborty, M., and Scanlon, B. R., 2018, Controls on high and low groundwater arsenic on the opposite banks of the lower reaches of River Ganges, Bengal basin, India: Science of the Total Environment, v. 645, p. 1371–1387, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.376.

Rodriguez, R.d.G., Scanlon, B. R., King, C. W., Scarpare, F. V., Xavier, A. C., and Pruski, F. F., 2018, Biofuel-water-land nexus in the last agricultural frontier region of the Brazilian Cerrado: Applied Energy, v. 231, p. 1330–1345, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.121.

Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, Z., Save, H., Sun, A. Y., Mueller Schmied, H., van Beek, L. P. H., Wiese, D. N., Wada, Y., Long, D., Reedy, R. C., Longuevergne, L., Doell, P., and Bierkens, M. F. P., 2018, Global models underestimate large decadal declining and rising water storage trends relative to GRACE satellite data: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 115, no. 6, p. E1080–E1089, http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1704665115. [PDF]

Arciniega-Esparza, S., Breña-Naranjo, J. A., Hernández-Espriú, A., Pedrozo-Acuña, A., Scanlon, B. R., Nicot, J.-P., Young, M. H., Wolaver, B. D., and Alcocer-Yamanaka, V. H., 2017, Baseflow recession analysis in a large shale play: Climate variability and anthropogenic alterations mask effects of hydraulic fracturing: Journal of Hydrology, v. 533, p. 160-171, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.07.059.

Baumhardt, R. L., Schwartz, R. C., Jones, O. R., Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Marek, G. W., 2017, Long-term conventional and no-tillage effects on field hydrology and yields of a dryland crop rotation: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 81, no. 1, p. 200-209, http://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2016.08.0255.

Ikonnikova, S., Male, F., Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and McDaid, G., 2017, Projecting the water footprint associated with shale resource production: Eagle Ford Shale case study: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 51, no. 24, p. 14453-14461, http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b03150. [PDF]

Liu, M. X., Xu, X. L., Xu, C. H., Sun, A. Y., Wang, K. L., Scanlon, B. R., and Zhang, L., 2017, A new drought index that considers the joint effects of climate and land surface change: Water Resources Research, v. 53, no. 3262-3278, p. 3262-3278, http://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR020178.

Long, D., Pan, Y., Zhou, J., Chen, Y., Hou, X., Hong, Y., Scanlon, B. R., and Longuevergne, L., 2017, Global analysis of spatiotemporal variability in merged total water storage changes using multiple GRACE products and global hydrological models: Remote Sensing of Environment, v. 192, p. 198-216, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.02.011. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Male, F., and Walsh, M., 2017, Water issues related to transitioning from conventional to unconventional oil production in the Permian Basin: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 51, no. 18, p. 10903-10912, http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b02185.

Scanlon, B. R., Ruddell, B. L., Reed, P. M., Hook, R. I., Zheng, C., Tidwell, V. C., and Siebert, S., 2017, The food-energy-water nexus: transforming science for society: Water Resources Research, v. 53, no. 5, p. 3550-3556, http://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR020889. [PDF]

Sun, A. Y., Scanlon, B. R., AghaKouchak, A., and Zhang, Z., 2017, Using GRACE satellite gravimetry for assessing large-scale hydrologic extremes: Remote Sensing, v. 9, no. 1287, 25 p., http://doi.org/10.3390/rs9121287. [PDF]

Verdon-Kidd, D. C., Scanlon, B. R., Ren, T., and Fernando, D. N., 2017, A comparative study of historical droughts over Texas, USA and Murray-Darling Basin, Australia: factors influencing initialization and cessation: Global and Planetary Change, v. 149, p. 123-138, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.01.001. [PDF]

Winter, J. M., Lopez, J. R., Ruane, A. C., Young, C. A., Scanlon, B. R., and Rosenzweig, C., 2017, Representing water scarcity in future agricultural assessments: Anthropocene, v. 18, p. 15-26, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2017.05.002.

Yeh, S., Ghandi, A., Scanlon, B. R., Brandt, A. R., Cai, H., Wang, M. Q., Vafi, K., and Reedy, R. C., 2017, Energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions from oil production in the Eagle Ford Shale: Energy & Fuels, v. 31, no. 2, p. 1440-1449, http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02916. [PDF]

Cao, G., Scanlon, B. R., Han, D., and Zhang, C., 2016, Impacts of thickening unsaturated zone on groundwater recharge in the North China Plain: Journal of Hydrology, v. 537, p. 260-270, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.049. [PDF]

Chen, J. L., Wilson, C. R., Tapley, B. D., Scanlon, B. R., and Guntner, A., 2016, Long-term groundwater storage change in Victoria, Australia from satellite gravity and in situ observations: Global and Planetary Change, v. 139, p. 56-65, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.01.002.

Chen, J., Famiglietti, J. S., Scanlon, B. R., and Rodell, M., 2016, Groundwater storage changes: present status from GRACE observations: Surveys in Geophysics, v. 37, no. 2, p. 397-417, http://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-015-9332-4.

Fernando, D. N., Mo, K. C., Fu, R., Pu, B., Bowerman, A. R., Scanlon, B. R., Solis, R. S., Yin, L., Mace, R. E., Mioduszewski, J., Ren, T., and Zhang, K., 2016, What caused the spring intensification and winter demise of the 2011 drought over Texas?: Climate Dynamics, v. 47, no. 9, p. 3077-3090, http://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3014-x.

Long, D., Chen, X., Scanlon, B. R., Wada, Y., Hong, Y., Singh, V. P., Chen, Y., Wang, C., Han, Z., and Yang, W., 2016, Have GRACE satellites overestimated groundwater depletion in the Northwest India Aquifer?: Scientific Reports, v. 6, 11 p., http://doi.org/10.1038/srep24398.

Meixner, T., Manning, A. H., Stonestrom, D. A., Allen, D. M., Ajami, H., Blasch, K. W., Brookfield, A. E., Castro, C. L., Clark, J. F., Gochis, D. J., Flint, A. L., Neff, K. L., Niraula, R., Rodell, M., Scanlon, B. R., Singha, K., and Walvoord, M. A., 2016, Implications of projected climate change for groundwater recharge in the western United States: Journal of Hydrology, v. 534, p. 124-138, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.12.027.

Melo, D.C.D., Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, Z., Wendland, E., and Yin, L., 2016, Reservoir storage and hydrologic responses to droughts in the Paraná River basin, south-eastern Brazil: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, v. 20, p. 4673-4688, http://doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-4673-2016.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Faunt, C. C., Pool, D., and Uhlman, K., 2016, Enhancing drought resilience with conjunctive use and managed aquifer recharge in California and Arizona: Environmental Research Letters, v. 11, no. 3, 15 p., http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/035013.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Male, F., and Hove, M., 2016, Managing the increasing water footprint of hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken Play, United States: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 50, no. 18, p. 10273-10281, http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b01375. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, Z., Save, H., Wiese, D. N., Landerer, F. W., Long, D., Longuevergne, L., and Chen, J., 2016, Global evaluation of new GRACE mascons products for hydrologic applications: Water Resources Research, v. 52, p. 9412-9429, http://doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019494. [PDF]

Scarpare, F. V., Hernandes, T.A.D., Ruiz-Correa, S. T., Picoli, M. C. A., Scanlon, B. R., Chagas, M. F., Duft, D. G., and Cardoso, T. F., 2016, Sugarcane land use and water resources assessment in the expansion area in Brazil: Journal of Cleaner Production, v. 133, p. 1318-1327, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.06.074.

Tiedeman, K., Yeh, S., Scanlon, B. R., Teter, J., and Mishra, G. S., 2016, Recent trends in water use and production for California oil production: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 50, no. 14, p. 7904-7912, http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b01240. [PDF]

Xavier, A. C., King, C. W., and Scanlon, B. R., 2016, Daily gridded meteorological variables in Brazil (1980–2013): International Journal of Climatology, v. 36, no. 6, p. 2644-2659, http://doi.org/10.1002/joc.4518. [PDF]

Long, D., Longuevergne, L., and Scanlon, B. R., 2015, Global analysis of approaches for deriving total water storage changes from GRACE satellites: Water Resources Research, v. 51, p. 2574-2594, http://doi.org/10.1002/2014wr016853.

Melo, D., Xavier, A. C., Bianchi, T., Oliveira, P., Scanlon, B. R., Lucas, M. C., and Wendland, E., 2015, Performance evaluation of rainfall estimates by TRMM Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis 3B42V6 and V7 over Brazil: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, v. 120, no. 18, p. 9426-9436, http://doi.org/10.1002/2015JD023797. [PDF]

Pei, H., Scanlon, B. R., Shen, Y., Reedy, R. C., Long, D., and Liu, C., 2015, Impacts of varying agricultural intensification on crop yield and groundwater resources: comparison of the North China Plain and U.S. High Plains: Environmental Research Letters, v. 10, no. 4, 14 p., http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/10/4/044013, paper 044013. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, Z., Reedy, R. C., Pool, D. R., Save, H., Long, D., Chen, J., Wolock, D. M., Conway, B. D., and Winester, D., 2015, Hydrologic implications of GRACE satellite data in the Colorado River Basin: Water Resources Research, v. 51, p. 9891-9903, http://doi.org/10.1002/2015WR018090. [PDF]

Schwartz, R. C., Baumhardt, R. L., Scanlon, B. R., Bell, J. M., Davis, R. G., Ibragimov, N., Jones, O. R., and Reedy, R. C., 2015, Long-term changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen under semiarid tillage and cropping practices: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 79, no. 6, p. 1771-1781, http://doi.org/10.2136/sssaj2015.06.0241.

Siebert, S., Kummu, M., Porkka, M., Doll, P., Ramankutty, N., and Scanlon, B. R., 2015, A global dataset of the extent of irrigated land from 1900 to 2005: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences: Discussions, no. 11, p. 13207-13258, http://doi.org/10.5194/hessd-11-13207-2014. [PDF]

Ibrahim, M., Favreau, G., Scanlon, B. R., Seidel, J. L., Le Coz, M., Demarty, J., and Cappelaere, B., 2014, Long-term increase in diffuse groundwater recharge following expansion of rainfed cultivation in the Sahel, West Africa: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 22, no. 6, p. 1293-1305, http://doi.org/10.1007/s10040-014-1143-z. [PDF]

Long, D., Longuevergne, L., and Scanlon, B. R., 2014, Uncertainty in evapotranspiration from land surface modeling, remote sensing, and GRACE satellites: Water Resources Research, v. 50, no. 2, p. 1131-1151, http://doi.org/10.1002/2013WR014581. [PDF]

Nicot, J. -P., Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Costley, R., 2014, Source and fate of hydraulic fracturing water in the Barnett Shale: a historical perspective: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 48, no. 4, p. 2464-2471, http://doi.org/10.1021/es404050r. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Nicot, J.-P., 2014, Comparison of water use for hydraulic fracturing for unconventional oil and gas versus conventional oil: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 48, no. 20, p. 12386-12393, http://doi.org/10.1021/es502506v. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Nicot, J.-P., 2014, Will water scarcity in semiarid regions limit hydraulic fracturing of shale plays?: Environmental Research Letters, v. 9, 14 p., http://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/9/12/124011.  [PDF]

Wolaver, B. D., Cook, C. E., Sunding, D. L., Hamilton, S. F., Scanlon, B. R., Young, M. H., Xu, X., and Reedy, R. C., 2014, Potential economic impacts of environmental flows following a possible listing of endangered Texas freshwater mussels: JAWRA: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 50, no. 5, p. 1081-1101.

Yang, Y., Long, D., Guan, H., Scanlon, B. R., Simmons, C., Jiang, L., and Xu, X., 2014, GRACE satellite observed hydrological controls on interannual and seasonal variability in surface greenness over mainland Australia: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, v. 119, no. 12, p. 2245-2260, http://doi.org/10.1002/2014JG002670.

Cao, G., Zheng, C., Scanlon, B. R., Liu, J., and Li, W., 2013, Use of flow modeling to assess sustainability of groundwater resources in the North China Plain: Water Resources Research, v. 49, p. 159-175, doi:10.1029/2012WR011899.

Bridget R. Scanlon, Zizhan Zhang, Robert C. Reedy, Donald R. Pool, Himanshu Save, Di Long, Jianli Chen, David M. Wolock, Brian D. Conway and Daniel Winester, Hydrologic Implications of GRACE Satellite Data in the Colorado River Basin [PDF] [Supporting information]

Crosbie, R. S., B. R. Scanlon, F. S. Mpelasoka, R. C. Reedy, J. B. Gates, and L. Zhang (2013), Potential climate change effects on groundwater recharge in the High Plains Aquifer, USA, Water Resour. Res. 49, 1-16, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20292.[PDF]

Long, D., B. R. Scanlon, L. Longuevergne, A. Y. Sun, D. N. Fernando, and S. Himanshu (2013), GRACE satellites monitor large depletion in water storage in response to recent drought in Texas Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 3395-3401. [PDF]

Longuevergne, Laurent, Wilson, C. R., Scanlon, B. R., and Crétaux, J. F., 2013, GRACE water storage estimates for the Middle East and other regions with significant reservoir and lake storage: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, v. 17, p. 4817-4830, doi: 10.5194/hess-17-4817-2013.

Mickler, P., Yang, Changbing, Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Lu, Jiemin, 2013, Potential impacts of CO2 leakage on groundwater chemistry from laboratory batch experiments and field push-pull tests: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, p. 10694-10702, doi: 10.1021/es401455j.

Scanlon, B. R., Duncan, I. J., and Reedy, Robert, 2013, Drought and the water–energy nexus in Texas: Environmental Research Letters, v. 8, no. 4, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/4/045033.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Duncan, I. J., Mullican, W. F., III, and Young, M. H., 2013, Controls on water use for thermoelectric generation: Case study Texas, U.S.: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 47, no. 19, p. 11326-11334, http://doi.org/10.1021/es4029183.

Shen, Y., Zhang, Y., Scanlon, B. R., Lei, H., Yang, D., and Yang, F., 2013, Energy/water budgets and productivity of the typical croplands irrigated with groundwater and surface water in the North China Plain: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, v. 181, p. 133–142.

Taylor, R. G., Scanlon, B. R., Döll, P., Rodell, M., van Beek, R., Wada, Y., Longuevergne, Laurent, LeBlanc, M., Famiglietti, J., and Edmunds, M., 2013, Ground water and climate change: Nature Climate Change, v. 3, p. 322-330, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nclimate1744.

Xu, X., Liu, W., Scanlon, B. R., Zhang, L., Zhang, L., and Pan, M., 2013, Local and global factors controlling water-energy balances within the Budyko framework: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, p. 6123–6129, doi: 10.1002/2013GL058324.

Xu, X., B. R. Scanlon, K. Schilling, and A. Sun (2013), Relative Importance of Climate and Land Surface Changes on Hydrologic Changes in the U.S. Midwest since the 1930s: Implications for Biofuel Production, Journal of Hydrology 497, 110-120. [PDF]

Nicot, J. P., and B. R. Scanlon (2012), Water use for shale-gas production in Texas, US, Env. Sci. & Tech., 10.1021/es204602t. [PDF] [Supporting Data]

Huang, Y., Scanlon, B.R., Nicot, J.P., Reedy, R.C., Dutton, A.R., Kelley, V.A., Deeds, N.E. (2012), Sources of groundwater pumpage in a layered aquifer system in the Upper Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, Hydrogeol. J. 20(4): 783-796. [PDF]

Doell, P., H. Hoffmann-Dobrey, F. T. Portmann, S. Siebert, A. Eicker, M. Rodell, G. Strassberg, and B. R. Scanlon (2012), Impact of water withdrawals from groundwater and surface water on continental water storage variations, Journal of Geodynamics, 59-60, 143-156.

Wilson, C. R., B. Scanlon, et al. (2012). "Field Test of the Superconducting Gravimeter as a Hydrologic Sensor." Ground Water 50(3): 442-449. [PDF]

Long, D., V. P. Singh, et al. (2012). "Deriving theoretical boundaries to address scale dependencies of triangle models for evapotranspiration estimation." Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 117, doi: D05113 10.1029/2011jd017079 [PDF]

Mukherjee, A., A. E. Fryar, B. R. Scanlon, P. Bhattacharya, and A. Bhattacharya (2011), Elevated arsenic in deeper groundwater of the western Bengal basin, India: Extent and controls from regional to local scale, Applied Geochemistry, 26(4), 600-613 [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., R. C. Reedy, J. B. Gates, and P. H. Gowda, 2010. Impact of agroecosystems on groundwater resources in the Central High Plains, USA, Agriculture, Ecosystems, & Environment, 139(4), 700-713. [PDF] [Supporting information][Supporting information]

Longuevergne, L., B. R. Scanlon, and C. R. Wilson, 2010. GRACE Hydrological estimates for small basins: Evaluating processing approaches on the High Plains Aquifer, USA, Water Resour. Res., v. 46, W11517, doi:10.1029/2009WR008564. [PDF]

Ng, G. C., D. McLaughlin, D. Entekhabi, and B. R. Scanlon, 2010. Probabilistic analysis of the effects of climate change on groundwater recharge, Water Resour. Res., 46, W07502, doi:07510.01029/02009WR007904. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., R. C. Reedy, and J. B. Gates, 2010. Effects of irrigated agroecosystems: (1) Quantity of soil water and groundwater quantity in the Southern High Plains, Texas, Water Resour. Res., 46, W09537, doi:10.1029/2009WR008427. [PDF] [Supplemental Materials]

Scanlon, B. R., J. B. Gates, R. C. Reedy, A. Jackson, and J. Bordovsky, 2010. Effects of irrigated agroecosystems: (2). Quality of soil water and groundwater in the Southern High Plains, Texas, Water Resour. Res. , 46, W09538, doi:10.1029/2009WR008428. [PDF]

Scanlon, B.R., Mukherjee, A., Gates, J., Reedy, R.C., Sinha, A.K., 2010. Groundwater recharge in natural dune systems and agricultural ecosystems in the Thar Desert Region, Rajasthan, India Hydrogeol. J., DOI 10.1007/s10040-009-0555-7. [PDFSupplemental Materials PDF]

Chen, J. L., C. R. Wilson, B. D. Tapley, L. Longuevergne, Z. L. Yang, and B. R. Scanlon, 2010. Recent La Plata basin drought conditions observed by satellite gravimetry, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 115, D22108, doi:22110.21029/22010JD014689. [PDF]

Ng, G. H. C., D. McLaughlin, D. Entekhabi, and B. Scanlon, 2009. Using data assimilation to identify diffuse recharge mechanisms from chemical and physical data in the unsaturated zone, Water Resources Research, 45, doi:10.1029/2009WR007831. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., J. P. Nicot, R. C. Reedy, D. Kurtzman, A. Mukherjee, and D. K. Nordstrom, 2009, Elevated naturally occurring arsenic in a semiarid oxidizing system, Southern High Plains aquifer, Texas, USA, Appl. Geochem., 24(11), 2061-2071. [PDF]

Stonestrom, D.A., Scanlon, B.R., Zhang, L., 2009. Introduction to special section on Impacts of Land Use Change on Water Resources. Water Resources Research 45. [PDF]

Strassberg G, Scanlon BR, Chambers D, 2009 Evaluation of groundwater storage monitoring with the GRACE satellite: Case study of the High Plains aquifer, central United States. Water Resources Research 45 DOI W05410 [PDF]

Bronson KF, Malapati A, Booker JD, Scanlon BR, Hudnall WH, Schubert AM, 2009 Residual soil nitrate in irrigated Southern High Plains cotton fields and Ogallala groundwater nitrate. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 64: 98-104 DOI 10.2489/jswc.64.2.98 [PDF]

Scanlon BR, Stonestrom DA, Reedy RC, Leaney FW, Gates J, Cresswell RG, 2009 Inventories and mobilization of unsaturated zone sulfate, fluoride, and chloride related to land use change in semiarid regions, southwestern United States and Australia. Water Resources Research 45 DOI W00a18 10.1029/2008wr006963 [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., et al., 2008, Impact of deep plowing on groundwater recharge in a semiarid region: Case study, High Plains, Texas, USA, Water Resour. Res., 44, doi:10.1029/2008WR006991, 11. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., R. C. Reedy, W. A. Jackson, and B. Rao, 2008, Mobilization of naturally occurring perchlorate related to land-use change in the Southern High Plains, Texas, Env. Sci. & Tech., 42(23), 8648-8653. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., R. C. Reedy, and Bronson, K.F., 2008. "Impacts of land use change on nitrogen cycling archived in semiarid unsaturated zone nitrate profiles, southern High Plains, Texas." Environmental Science & Technology 42(20): 7566-7572. [PDF]

Cey, B. D., G. B. Hudson, J. E. Moran, and B. R. Scanlon, 2008, Impact of artificial recharge on dissolved noble gases in groundwater in California, Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 1017-1023. [PDF]

Gates, J. B., W. M. Edmunds, J. Z. Ma, and B. R. Scanlon, 2008, Estimating groundwater recharge in a cold desert environment in northern China using chloride, Hydrogeology Journal, 16, 893-910. [PDF]

Mukherjee, A., M. von Bromssen, B. R. Scanlon, P. Bhattacharya, A. E. Fryar, M. A. Hasan, K. M. Ahmed, D. Chatterjee, G. Jacks, and O. Sracek, 2008, Hydrogeochemical comparison and effects of overlapping redox zones on groundwater arsenic near the Western (Bhagirathi sub-basin, India) and Eastern (Meghna sub-basin, Bangladesh) margins of the Bengal Basin, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 99, 31-48. [PDF]

Kurtzman D, Scanlon BR (2007) El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Pacific Decadal Oscillation impacts on precipitation in the southern and central United States: Evaluation of spatial distribution and predictions. Water Resources Research, 43. [PDF]

Reedy, R. C., Scanlon, B. R., Nicot, J.- P., and Tachovsky, J. A., 2007, Unsaturated zone arsenic distribution and implications for groundwater contamination: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 41, no. 20, p. 6914-6919. [PDF] [supporting information]

Rao, B.; Anderson, T. A.; Orris, G. J.; Rainwater, K. A.; Rajagopalan, S.; Sandvig, R. M.; Scanlon, B. R.; Stonestrom, D. A.; Walvoord, M. A.; Jackson, W. A., 2007. Widespread natural perchlorate in unsaturated zones of the southwest United States, Env. Sci. & Technol. [PDF] [supporting information] [news story]

Strassberg, G.; Scanlon, B. R.; Rodell, M. Comparison of seasonal terrestrial water storage variations from GRACE with groundwater-level measurements from the High Plains Aquifer (USA), Geophys. Res. Letters 2007, 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL030139. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R.; Reedy, R. C.; Tachovsky, J. A. Semiarid unsaturated zone chloride profiles: archives of past land-use change impacts on water resources in the southern High Plains, United States, Water Resour. Res. 2007, 43, W06423, doi:10.1029/2006WR005769. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., I. M. Jolly, M. Sophocleous, and L. Zhang. 2007. Global impacts of conversions from natural to agricultural ecosystems on water resources: Quantity versus quality. Water Resour. Res., 43, W03437, doi:10.1029/2006WR005486. [PDF] [GEOTIMES article]

Scanlon, B. R., K. E. Keese, A. L. Flint, L. E. Flint, C. B. Gaye, M. Edmunds, and I. Simmers. 2006. Global synthesis of groundwater recharge in semiarid and arid regions. Hydrological Processes 20:3335-3370. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., R. C. Reedy, D. A. Stonestrom, and D. E. Prudic, 2005, Impact of land use and land cover change on groundwater recharge and quantity in the southwestern USA: Global Change Biology, 11, 1577–1593, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2005.01026.x. [PDF]

Keese, K. E., Scanlon, B. R., and Reedy, R. C., 2005, Assessing controls on diffuse groundwater recharge using unsaturated flow modeling: Water Resources Research, v. 41, W06010, doi:10.1029/2004WR003841, 12 p. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., D. G. Levitt, K. E. Keese, R. C. Reedy, and M. J. Sully, 2005, Ecological controls on water-cycle response to climate variability in deserts: Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, v. 102, no. 17, p. 6033–6038. [PDF

Supporting online material: Effect of Lysimeter Lower Boundary Condition on Measured Water Balance [PDF]  [UT Press Release]
Scanlon, B. R., R. C. Reedy, K. E. Keese, and S. F. Dwyer, 2005, Evaluation of evapotranspirative covers for waste containment in arid and semiarid regions in the southwestern USA: Vadose Zone Journal, v. 4, p. 55-71. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., 2004, Groundwater fluxes across interfaces: The National Academies Press; 85 pp. [Abstract] [Table of contents and ordering]

Scanlon, B. R., 2004, Evaluation of methods of estimating recharge in semiarid and arid regions in the southwestern U.S., in Hogan, J. F., Phillips, F. M., and Scanlon, B. R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment: the southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Applications Series, v. 9, p. 235–254.

Hogan, J. F., Phillips, F. M., and Scanlon, B. R., eds., 2004, Groundwater recharge in a desert environment: the southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Application Series, v. 9, 294 p. [Ordering information]

Walvoord, M. A., and Scanlon, B. R., 2004, Hydrologic processes in deep vadose zones in interdrainage arid environments, in Hogan, J. F., Phillips, F. M., and Scanlon, B. R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment: the southwestern United States: Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Applications Series, v. 9, p. 15–28.

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Keese, E.K., 2003, Estimation of Groundwater Recharge in Texas Related to Aquifer Vulnerability to Contamination: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Mace, R. E., Barrett, M. E., and Smith, Brian, 2002, Can we stimulate regional groundwater flow in a karst system using equivalent porous media models? Case study, Barton Springs Edwards aquifer, USA: Journal of Hydrology, v. 276, p. 137–158. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Keese, K., Reedy, R. C., Simunek, J., and Andraski, B. J., 2003, Variations in flow and transport in thick desert vadose zones in response to paleoclimatic forcing (0–90 kyr): field measurements, modeling, and uncertainties: Water Resources Research, v. 39, No. 7,p. 1179. [PDF]

Reedy, R. C., and Scanlon, B. R., 2003, Soil water content and water storage monitoring using electromagnetic induction: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/ASCE 1090-02412003129: 111028, p. 1028–1039. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., J. P. Nicot, and J. W. Massmann, 2002, Soil gas movement in unsaturated systems, in Warwick, A. W., ed., Soil Physics Companion, p. 297-341. [PDF]

Andraski, B. J., and Scanlon, B. R., 2002, Thermocouple psychrometry, in Dane, J. H., and Topp, G. C., eds., Methods of soil analysis, part 4, physical methods: Soil Science Society of America, Inc., No. 5, p. 609–642. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Andraski, B. J., and Bilskie, J., 2002, Miscellaneous methods for measuring matric or water potential, in Dane, J. H., and Topp, G. C., eds., Methods of soil analysis, part 4, physical methods: Soil Science Society of America, Inc., No. 5, p. 643–670. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Christman, M., Reedy, R. C., Porro, I., Simunek, J., and Flerchinger, G. N., 2002, Intercode comparisons for simulating water balance of surficial sediments in semiarid regions: Water Resources Research, v. 38, p. 1323–1339. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Healy, R. W., and Cook, P. G., 2002, Choosing appropriate techniques for quantifying groundwater recharge: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 10, p. 18–39. [PDF]

Reedy, R. C., and Scanlon, B. R., 2002, Long-term water balance monitoring of engineered covers for waste containment, in 2001 International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, Institute for International Cooperative Environmental Research, Florida State University, Paper ID. No. 073, http://www.iicer.fsu.edu, 3 p. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Christman, M., Reedy, R. C., and Gross, Beth, 2002, Intercode comparisons for simulating water balance in an engineered cover, in 2001 International Containment and Remediation Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida, Institute for International Cooperative Environmental Research, Florida State University, Paper ID. No. 148, http://www.iicer.fsu.edu,3 p. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., J. P. Nicot, and J. W. Massmann, 2000, Soil gas movement in unsaturated systems, in Sumner, M. E., ed., Handbook of Soil Science, p. A277-A319. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Goldsmith, R. S., and Langford, R. P., 2000, Relationship between arid geomorphic settings and unsaturated zone flow: case study, Chihuahuan Desert, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations No. 261,133 p. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., 2000, Uncertainties in estimating water fluxes and residence times using environmental tracers in an arid unsaturated zone: Water Resources Research, v. 36, no. 2,p. 395–409. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Langford, R. P., and Goldsmith, R. S., 1999, Relationship between geomorphic settings and unsaturated flow in an arid setting: Water Resources Research, v. 35, no. 4,p. 983–999. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Paine, J. G., and Goldsmith, R. S., 1999, Evaluation of electromagnetic induction as a reconnaissance technique to characterize unsaturated flow in an arid setting: Ground Water, v. 37 no. 2, p. 296–304. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Goldsmith, R. S., and Paine, J. G., 1997, Analysis of focused unsaturated flow beneath fissures in the Chihuahuan Desert, Texas, USA: Journal of Hydrology, v. 203, p. 58–78. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Tyler, S. W., and Wierenga, P. J., 1997, Hydrologic issues in arid, unsaturated systems and implications for contaminant transport: Reviews of Geophysics, v. 35, no. 4,p. 461–490 [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., and Goldsmith, R. S., 1997, Field study of spatial variability in unsaturated flow beneath and adjacent to playas: Water Resources Research, v. 33, no. 10, p. 2239–2252. [PDF]

Xiang, Jiannan, Scanlon, B. R., Mullican, W. F., III, and Chen, L., 1997, A multistep constant-head borehole test to determine field saturated hydraulic conductivity of layered soils: Advances in Water Resources, v. 20, no. 1, p. 45–57. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., and Milly, P. C. D., 1994, Water and heat fluxes in desert soils—2. Numerical Simulations: Water Resources Research, v. 30, no. 3, p. 721–733. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., 1994, Water and heat fluxes in desert soils—1. Field Studies: Water Resources Research, v. 30, no. 3, p. 709–719. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., 1992, Moisture and solute flux along preferred pathways characterized by fissured sediments in desert soils: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, v. 10, p. 19–46. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., 1992, Evaluation of liquid and vapor water flow in desert soils based on chlorine 36 and tritium tracers and nonisothermal flow simulations: Water Resources Research, v. 28, no. 1, p. 285–297. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., 1991, Evaluation of moisture flux from chrloride data in desert soils: Journal of Hydrology, v. 128, p. 137–156. [PDF]

Contract Reports

Reedy, Robert C., and Scanlon, Bridget R. 2016. Evaluation of Groundwater Nitrate Contamination in Major Aquifers in Texas, The University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, final report prepared for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. [PDF]

Wolaver, B. D., Cook, C. E., Sunding, D. L., Hamilton, S. F., Scanlon, B. R., Young, M. H., Xu, X., Reedy, R. C., 2013, Potential Economic Impacts of Environmental Flows for Central Texas Freshwater Mussels: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final report prepared for Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Report [PDF] [Supporting Information]

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., Keese, K. E., Tossell, R., Dwyer, J., and Schroth, B., 2005, Assessment of groundwater contamination, in situ treatment, and disposal of treatment residuals in the vicinity of Lubbock, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, report prepared for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 110 p. + apps. & tables. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Nicot, J. P., Reedy, R., Tachovsky, J. A., Nance, S. H., Smyth, R. C., Keese, K., Ashburn, R. E., Christian, L., 2005, Evaluation of Arsenic Contamination in Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final report prepared for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, under contract no. UT-08-5-70828, 177 p. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Tachovsky, J. A., Reedy, R., Nicot, J. P., Keese, K., Slade, R.M., Merwade, V., Howard, T., Wells, G. L., Mullins, G. J., and Ortiz, D. M., 2005, Groundwater—Surface Water Interactions in Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final report prepared for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, under contract no. 7 UT-07 70830, 240 p. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Kier, K.S., 2003, Evaluation of Nitrate Contamination in Major Porous Media Aquifers in Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Final report prepared for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 48 pages [PDF].

Scanlon, B. R., Reedy, R. C., and Keese, E.K., 2003, Estimation of Groundwater Recharge in Texas Related to Aquifer Vulnerability to Contamination: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology. [PDF]

Reedy, R. C., Scanlon, B. R., Bruce, B., McMahon, P. B., Dennehy, K. F., and Ellett, K., 2003, Groundwater recharge in the Southern High Plains: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Draft report for Texas Water Development Board. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Dutton, A. R., and Sophocleous, M., 2003, Groundwater recharge in Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Submitted to Texas Water Development Board. [PDF]

Scanlon, B. R., Mace, R. E., Smith, Brian, Hovorka, S. D., Dutton, A. R., and Reedy, R. C., 2002, Groundwater availability of the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards aquifer, Texas—numerical simulations through 2050: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, final report prepared for the Lower Colorado River Authority, under contract no. UTA99-0, 36 p. + figs., tables, attachment. [PDF]

For more information about SWR publications, please contact:
Dr. Bridget R. Scanlon
Senior Research Scientist
Telephone: 512-471-8241