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Cristopher Morton

 Cristopher Morton
Hydrogeologist
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
575-835-6669
(575) 835-6333 fax

I am a hydrogeologist in the Aquifer Mapping Program at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology, working on 3-dimensional models of aquifers in the state as well collecting water related data in the field. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I recieved my B.S. and M.S. from Central Washington University, where I worked on my own groundwater-surface water interaction research while assisting other graduate students with their theses research into aquatic resources. After school I was hired at the WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife where I worked on aquatic habitat restoration for salmonids, specifically through flow supplementation, as well as monitored stream flows as they pertain to water rights and state in-stream flow rules. Working in the technical and research side of water resource management is challenging and extremely rewarding, and I look forward to being able to serve the people of New Mexico as well as explore the Land of Enchantment.

Education

CWU B.S. Environmental Studies

CWU M.S. Cultural and Environmental Resource Management

Thesis Title: "Evaluating Floodplain Hydrologic Connectivity, Yakima River, WA" Fall 2018