NGWA 2024 Darcy Lecture Series



49th Annual Field Trip

LOCATION: Calico Hills, Mojave Desert, CA
DATE: November 3-5, 2023



South Coast Geological Society

Presidents Corner (April 2024)

April 1, 2024,

Second February Meeting:
Thanks to Dr. Matt Becker from California State University Long Beach for delivering his Darcy Lecture during our joint meeting on February 27th. Thanks to the Groundwater Resource Association for allowing us to tag along for the meeting. Thanks, again, to the Orange County Water District for hosting our second meeting there in 2024. There were 26 people who attended the meeting in-person and another 30 who registered for the online presentation.

Our next meeting is Monday April 1st (no foolin’) at Dave & Busters. Scott Rugg from Kleinfelder’s San Diego office will provide a presentation on the use of cone penetrometers for paleoseismic investigation. Also note that the annual poster meeting is May 6th.

Future Meetings:
May 6 – Annual Poster Session
June 17 – Dr. Sue Hough, USGS, 30th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake

Annual Dues and Sponsorships:
Because we switched over to a Zoom meeting, there was no opportunity to pay annual dues ($40). If you have not paid already. Pay your annual dues at the next meeting or mail a check to:

South Coast Geological Society
P.O. Box 10244
Santa Ana, CA 92711-0244

Thanks to our corporate sponsors:

  • Diamond: Veteran Drilling, NMG, ECI and Stoney-Miller
  • Silver: Earth Forensics and Terraphase
  • Bronze: Sue Tanges

Field Trip:
The annual field trip this year will be to Owens Valley October 18, 19 and 20. SCGS toured Owens Valley in 2001 and it’s time for a return trip. The logistics are being worked out and if you’re interested in helping out on the field trip committee, please contact me (jknott@fullerton.edu).
Planned stops are:

  • Owens Lake dust mitigation project tour with Ray Ramirez, LADWP supervising environmental scientist.
  • Mt. Whitney debris flows with Dave Wagner, California Geological Survey, retired.
  • Poverty Hills, long runout landslide characteristics, Early and Middle Pleistocene lake deposits with Dr. Nic Barth, University of California, Riverside.


Jeff Knott


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