Erin White

Erin White
National Park Service | NPS · Division of Water Resources

Doctor of Philosophy


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Erin White, Ph.D., P.E., is a hydrologist in the Water Resources Division of the National Park Service. As a research hydrologist and hydraulic engineer, she has been involved in diverse water resources projects in Idaho/Montana/Wyoming, Florida, California, Spain, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She has participated in disaster response and special water resources programs for multiple Federal sponsors, including NOAA, U.S. Dept. of Defense, FEMA/USACE, and U.S. Department of Energy.
August 2012 - December 2018
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering Sciences


Publications (10)
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Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park is the tallest active geyser on Earth and is believed to have hydrologic connection to Cistern Spring, a hydrothermal pool ∼100 m southwest from the geyser vent. Despite broad scientific interest, rare episodic Steamboat eruptions have made it difficult to study its eruption dynamics and underground plu...
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Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park’s Norris Geyser Basin began a prolific sequence of eruptions in March 2018 after 34 y of sporadic activity. We analyze a wide range of datasets to explore triggering mechanisms for Steamboat’s reactivation and controls on eruption intervals and height. Prior to Steamboat’s renewed activity, Norris Geyse...
Since the 1970s, temporal variations of hydrothermal discharge and thermal output from the numerous hydrothermal features in the Yellowstone Plateau Volcanic Field (YPVF) have been studied by measuring the chloride flux in the major rivers. In this study, the sources, fate, and flux of solutes in the Fall River and its major tributaries, in southwe...
Experiment Findings
Water analyses are reported for 66 samples collected from numerous thermal and non-thermal (rivers and streams) features in the southwestern areas of Yellowstone National Park (YNP) during 2009, 2017, and 2018. Water samples were collected from sources near Boundary Creek, Bechler River, Falls River, Mountain Ash Creek, Upper Snake River, Spirea Cr...
Technical Report
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The Yellowstone Controlled Groundwater Area (YCGA) was established on January 31, 1994 under Article IV of the Water Rights Compact (Compact) between U.S. National Park Service (NPS) and the State of Montana (Montana Water Law: MCA 85-20-401).The Compact states that an initial review shall take place within one year of the inventory report done by...
A field demonstration was performed at Edwards Air Force Base to assess bioaugmentation for treatment of a well-characterized tetrachloroethene (PCE) dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) source area in fractured rock. Groundwater recirculation was employed to deliver remedial amendments, including bacteria, to facilitate reductive dechlorination a...
Partitioning tracer testing was performed in discrete intervals within a fractured bedrock tetrachloroethene (PCE) dense non-aqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) source area to assess the fracture flow field and DNAPL architecture. Results confirmed that the partitioning tracer testing was able to identify and quantify low levels of residual DNAPL along fl...


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