Carlson, Ronald D.

Author Description

Ronald Carlson started his work in the field of water resources as a farmer and surface water irrigator. It was from this vantage point that he commenced a 45-year career in the field of water resource administration and water management. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Idaho. He was licensed in the State of Idaho as a professional engineer and land surveyor in 1975. He served as the Watermaster of the Snake River in Idaho for 29 years and while in that capacity implemented automated data gathering and computerized accounting for the water district he was elected to serve. While Watermaster he managed basinwide recharge programs as proof of concept efforts and was successful in establishing the Water Bank and Rental Pool structures in Snake River Water District 1. He also was instrumental in getting the aquifer recognized as a reservoir when the Teton Dam failed in 1976. He is a founding member and Treasurer of Recharge Development Corporation.

Authored Reports

Managing Aquifers for Storage: Aquifers as Extensions of Surface Reservoirs - Implementing Real Conjunctive Water Management