Hale W. Barter, Hydrologist, Principal
Qualifications at a glance
- Experience since 1988
- B.S. Hydrology / University of Arizona, 1988
- M.S. Hydrology / University of Arizona, 1995
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Specialty areas: Mine dewatering and water supply development, artificial recharge investigations, and groundwater flow and solute-transport modeling
Hale leads our Hydrologic Modeling team. He began consulting in 1988 and joined M&A in 1994. Much of his time has been spent overseeing, designing, and implementing groundwater flow-and-transport models to support a variety of projects. A substantial focus of Hale’s work has entailed characterizing and modeling fractured bedrock and basin-fill aquifer systems for mining clients in the U.S. and South America. He recently developed models to support EIS studies for the Mt. Hope molybdenum mine in Nevada and the Rosemont copper mine in Arizona.
Hale has extensive experience developing models to assess mine-supply feasibility and pumping impacts, as well as to support Aquifer Protection Permits (APPs) for mine discharge. His other areas of focus include recharge and recovery studies; he has developed numerous predictive models to assess the feasibility of storing treated effluent or surface water in aquifers and then withdrawing it for future use. In addition, he has also applied his modeling and analytical skills to address environmental problems such as optimizing cleanup strategies or assessing the feasibility of proposed remedial actions.