Qualifications

 

WORK EXPERIENCE RELATED TO WATER RESOURCES

  • U.S. Geological Survey

During his 30-year tenure at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Gary lead projects that (1) mapped groundwater aquifer systems similar to the LAKEWOOD WATER DISTRICT, which pumps water from wells penetrating a glacial aquifer system, (2) delineated the water-capture zone of pumping water supply wells, and (3) sampled and analyzed ground water quality and contamination. Gary has characterized water quality at some of our nation’s worst contamination sites. Since retiring from the USGS, Gary volunteers his time to support USGS’s water resource activities. This website contains links to Gary’s publications on water resources (http://www.electgarybarton.com/publications/).

  • Lake Steilacoom Improvement Club

Gary was elected to two terms as Vice President of the Lake Steilacoom Improvement Club (LSIC) in Lakewood. Gary’s responsibilities included overseeing the lake’s quality, planning and budgeting for lake treatment needed for safe recreational usage and any litigation.

LICENSING & CERTIFICATIONS

Gary Barton is a professional Licensed Hydrogeologist and Geologist in the State of Washington (License 1657I).

EDUCATION

Gary earned a MS in Geophysics in 1983 from Western Michigan University and a BS in Geology from Eastern Michigan University in 1979.