J. Eilers Resume

 

 

Joseph M. Eilers

 

CURRENT ADDRESS                                                            

PO Box 6838  

Bend, OR 97708                                

Phone (day):    541-390-2911                  

Phone (evening):  541-593-7746                   

Email: j.eilers@maxdepthaq.com         

Citizenship:  USA        

EDUCATION

M.S., Water Resources Management

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI  1976

B.A., Biological Sciences

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA  1973

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

·           Water quality evaluation for streams and lakes

·           Hydroacoustic applications to lakes and rivers

·           Monitoring design and implementation

·           Interactions of hydrology, fisheries, and water chemistry

Positions Relevant to Water Resources Project Manager

Prof. Hydrologist-WQ, MaxDepth Aquatics, Inc., Bend, OR, 2003-present.

Senior Scientist, JC Headwaters, Inc., Bend, OR, 1997-2003.  Co-founder of this company,  now owned by MaxDepth Aquatics, Inc.

Senior Scientist, E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc., Corvallis, OR, 1988-1998.  Co-founder of this environmental consulting firm, which continues to operate.

Senior Scientist, Environmental Research Laboratory - Corvallis, OR, 1984-1988.  Served as Technical Director for the Western Lake Survey, a multi-million dollar research effort designed to characterize the current chemical status of lakes in the western United States.

Limnologist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Rhinelander, WI, 1978-1984.  Organized, directed, and participated in (1) water quality planning and evaluation for control of nonpoint source pollution; and (2) acidic deposition research and trophic state analysis of lakes in the Upper Midwest.

Environmental Engineer, Association of Bay Area Governments, Berkeley, CA, 1976-1978.  Participated in monitoring and modeling of surface water runoff for the development of the Environmental Management Plan for the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Has authored 40 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of environmental chemistry and limnology and has served as the EPA representative to the World Health Organization on potential human health impacts related to acid deposition.  Reviewer for Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Management, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, Limnology and Oceanography, and Lake and Reservoir Management.  Over 30 presentations at scientific conferences, universities, and peer-review meetings.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Hydrology, Board of Registration (2005-2008)

North American Lake Management Society, Past-director

Oregon Lakes Association, Past-president

American Fisheries Society (Water Quality Committee)

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

American Water Works Association

North American Benthological Society

 

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

Professional Hydrologist-Water Quality (#1475), American  Institute of Hydrology;           Board of Registration 2005-2008

Certified Lake Manager (#95-04M), North American Lake Management Society

Certified Fisheries Biologist (#1582), American Fisheries Society

Regional Director for the North American Lake Mgmt. Society (1998-2000)

President, Oregon Lakes Association, 1991-1992

U.S. EPA Laboratory Director's Technical Contribution Award.  ERL-Corvallis, 1987

U.S. EPA Bronze Medal for technical contributions to the National Lake Survey, 1987 

U.S. EPA Scientific Achievement Award for manuscript by Eilers et al. (1983), 1985

U.S. EPA Visiting Scientist.  Environmental Research Laboratory - Duluth.  Summer, 1982 

U.S. EPA scholarships for graduate studies, University of Wisconsin.  1975,1976

 

RELATED PROJECT EXPERIENCE (SELECTED EXAMPLES)

 

FERC Projects

Clackamas River Hydropower Project

Portland General Electric

PI

2010+

North Umpqua River Hydro Project

PacifiCorp Energy

PI

2008+

2000-02

Enloe Dam/Similkamenn River

Okanagan PUD

PI

2006

Clark Fork Tailrace

River Design Group

PI

2004

Klamath River HydroPower Project

PacifiCorp

Co-PI

2001-04

Pelton/Round Butte HydroPower

Portland General Electric

Co-PI

1994-98

 

 

Stream & River Studies

Clackamas River Hydropower Project

Portland General Electric

PI

2010

Lower Umpqua River Mapping

LTM Mining

Co-PI

2006

Sprague River Mapping

Dept. Agric./Klamath Tribes

Co-PI

2004-05

Lost River Aquatic Vegetation

Tetra Tech

PI

2005

Klamath River Periphyton

Tetra Tech

PI

2005

Lost River and Klamath River SOD

Tetra Tech

C0-PI

2005

Tenmile Lake Tributary Monitoring

Oregon DEQ

PI

2000-01

Duschesne River Mapping Initiative

Ute Tribe

Co-PI

2000

Lower Deschutes River Monitoring

Portland General Electric

PI

1999

Muddy Creek Monitoring

EPA

Co-PI

1996-97

Pudding River Monitoring

Oregon DEQ

PI

1995

Steinhatchee River Water Quality

KBN Engineering

Co-PI

1990

 

  Nonpoint Source Pollution Studies

Tenmile Lake Nutrient Study

TLBP, ODEQ, OWEB

PI

1998-02

Nonpoint Source Modeling in Agriculture Landscapes of Iowa

USEPA

Co-PI

1997-99

Nonpoint Source Pollution in the Willamette River Basin (Phases I-III)

Oregon DEQ

PI

1991-97

Sediment Accumulation in Selected Idaho Lakes (Cascade Reservoir, Payette Lake, Upper Payette Lake)

Idaho DEQ

Co-PI

1996-97

Lacamas Lake Watershed

Clark Co., WA

Co-PI

1995-98

Summit Lake, WA

Mt. Baker-Snoq. NF

PI

1994-98

Lake Lytle Watershed, OR

Oregon DEQ

PI

1993-94

Lake Lucille, AK

Wasilla, AK

PI

1991-93

Lake Notasha, OR

Oregon DEQ

PI

1991-93

Pickerel-Crane Lakes, WI

Pickerel/Crane Lake MD

PI

1990-92

 

  Paleolimnology Projects

Foehn Lake, WA

USFS

PI

2006-07

Odell Lake, OR

ODEQ

PI

2004-05

Lava Lake, OR

ODEQ

PI

2004-05

Scout Lake, OR

USFS

PI

2005

Blue Lake, OR

ODEQ

PI

2004

Devils Lake, OR

Devils Lake WID

PI

2004

Lemolo Lake, OR

PacifiCorp

PI

2002

Maidu Lake, OR

PacifiCorp

PI

2002

Lake Lucille, AK

ADEC

PI

2001

Mirror Lake, OR

USFS

PI

2001-02

Upper Klamath Lake, OR

US Bureau of Rec.

PI

1999-01

Cascade Diatom Calibration Set, OR & WA

PacifiCorp

PI

1996-1998

Diamond Lake, OR

ODFW

PI

1996-02

Trout Lake, BC

Tetra Tech Consulting

Co-PI

1996-97

Payette Lake, ID

Upper Payette Lake, ID

Cascade Reservoir, ID

Idaho DEQ

Co-PI

1996-97

Mt. Dell Reservoir, UT

Salt Lake City Water Dept.

Co-PI

1996

Lacamas Lake, WA

Clark County

PI

1995-02

Summit Lake, WA

USFS

PI

1995-97

Tenmile Lake, OR

North Tenmile Lake, OR

ODEQ

PI

1995-02

Smith Lake &

Bybee Lake, OR

Portland METRO

PI

1994

Devils Lake, OR

Devils Lake Water Imp. Dist.

PI

1992-93

Lake Notasha, OR

ODEQ

PI

1991-93

Pickerel Lake, WI

Crane Lake, WI

Pickerel-Crane Lake Mgmt. District

PI

1990-92

 

    Non-Paleolimnology Sediment Studies

Peterson Point Reservoir

City of Seaside

PI

2011

Reeder Reservoir

City of Ashland

PI

2007

Diamond Lake gas evolution and sub-bottom profiling

ODFW

PI

2006

Upper Klamath Lake nearshore sediment classification

US Bureau of Reclamation

PI

2005

SOD in Lost & Klamath Rivers

Tetra Tech, Inc.

PI

2005

Umpqua River sediment classification

LTM

PI

2005

Klamath Impoundments sediment classification

PacifiCorp

PI

2003

 

   Bathymetry Projects

 

Diamond Lake (macrophytes)

ODFW

PI

2007-09

Rogue River, OR (Gold Ray Dam)

Watershed Sciences

PM

2009

Flathead River, MT

Watershed Sciences

PM

2009

Slide Creek forebay

McMillen Engineering

PM

2009

Shannon Reservoir, WA (forebay)

Seattle PUD

PM

2009

Willamette River (Albany), OR

Watershed Sciences

PI

2008

Reeder Reservoir, OR

City of Ashland

PI

2007

Foehn Lake, WA

USDA-Forest Service

PI

2006

Sprague River (20 RM)

NRCS

PI

2006

N.F. John Day River, OR

Watershed Sciences

Co-PI

2006

Diamond Lake, OR (drawdown)

ODFW

PI

2006

Baker Lake Dam, WA

Seattle PUD

PI

2006

Enloe Dam, WA

Okanogan PUD

PI

2006

Upper Klamath Lake (shoreline)

US Bur. Reclamation

PI

2005

Umpqua River, OR (6 RM)

LTM Mining

Co-PI

2005

Mirror Pond, OR

City of Bend

PI

2005

Sprague River, OR (18 RM)

Klamath Tribes

Co-PI

2005

Scout Lake, OR

USDA-Forest Service

PI

2005

Fishhawk Lake, OR

Fishhawk Lake Recreation Club

PI

2005

Clark Fork River, MT (Tailrace)

River Design Group

PI

2004

Lava Lake, OR

U.Deschutes River Basin Council

PI

2004

Devils Lake , OR

Devils Lake Water Imp. District

PI

2004

Diamond Lake, OR

OWHF & ODFW

PI

2002

Irongate Reservoir, CA

PacifiCorp

Co-PI

2001

Copco Reservoir, CA

PacifiCorp

Co-PI

2001

JC Boyle Reservoir, OR

PacifiCorp

C0-PI

2001

Keno/Lake Ewauna, OR

PacifiCorp

Co-PI

2001

Lake Washington, WA

King County

Co-PI

2000

Duchesne River, UT

Ute Tribe

Co-PI

1999

Summit Lake, WA

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Nat. For.

Co-PI

1998

Lake Oswego, OR

Lake Oswego Corporation

Co-PI

1998

MidView Reservoir, UT

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Co-PI

1997

Lacamas Lake, OR

Clark County

Co-PI

1997

Tenmile Lake, OR

Tenmile Lake Basin partnership

Co-PI

1996

North Tenmile Lake

Tenmile Lake Basin partnership

Co-PI

1996

Lake Billy Chinook, OR

Portland General Electric

Co-PI

1995

Lake Simtustus, OR

Portland General Electric

Co-PI

1995

Devils Lake, OR

Devils Lake Improvement  Dist.

Co-PI

1994

Lake Notasha, OR

Oregon DEQ

Co-PI

1993

 

 

  Environmental GIS Studies

Wetland and Land Use Change in the Willamette Valley

Oregon Division of State Lands

Co-PI

1995-98

Possible Futures for Muddy Creek Watershed

 

USEPA

Co-PI

1997

Stream and Wetland Reference Sites for Muddy Creek

 

USEPA

PI

1997

Subecoregion Delineation in Western Corn Belt

 

USEPA

PM

1992-93

GIS User Requirements Analysis

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Co-PI

1992

Steinhatchee River Basin Analysis, Florida (water quality component)

Suwannee River Water Mgmt. Dist.

Co-PI

1989-93

 

 Other Related Water Quality Studies

 

Lemolo Lake Management

PacifiCorp

PI

2007-10

Diamond Lake Rehabilitation

ODFW

Cons.

2002-08

Sprague River, OR

Klamath Tribes

Cons

2001-06

Scout Lake, OR

USDA Forest Service

PI

2000-01

North Umpqua River Study

PacifiCorp

PI

2000-01

Diamond Lake Data Base

Umpqua National Forest

PI

2001

Diamond Lake Watershed Assessment

Umpqua National Forest

Cons.

1997-98

Pelton Round Butte Water Quality Study (Lake Billy Chinook and Lake

Portland General Electric

Co-PI

1994-97

Nonpoint source pollution assessment for Willamette River, OR

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

PI

1992-97

Minnesota Lakes Trend Detection and Sampling Design

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

PI

1996-97

Bull Run Reservoir Studies

PGE

PI

1992-93

Sawtooth Wilderness Lakes Survey

USDA Forest Service

PI

1992

Northern Rockies MAGIC Modeling

USDA Forest Service

PI

1991

Mountain Lakes Survey

Umpqua National Forest

PI

1990

 

 

   Hydrogeochemical Studies 

Cascade Wilderness lakes

USDA-Forest Service

PI

2004-08

Mt. Jefferson/Columbia Wilderness

USDA-Forest Service

PI

2000

Gertrude Lake/Cedar Pond, WA

Weyerhaeuser Paper Co.

PI

1993-98

Summit Lake, WA

Mt. Baker-Snoq. N. F

PI

1994-98

Lake Notasha, OR

Oregon DEQ

PI

1991-93

North Umpqua Wilderness

Umpqua N. F.

PI

1991

 

   Fisheries Hydroacoustics Studies

Lemolo Lake, OR

PacifiCorp

PI

2007, 09

Fish Lake, OR

Rogue-Siskiyou N.F.

PI

2006, 10

Soda Springs Reservoir, OR

PacifiCorp

PI

2004-05

Copco Reservoir, CA

PacifiCorp

PI

2003-04

Irongate Reservoir, CA

PacifiCorp

PI

2003-04

Odell Lake, OR

ODEQ

PI

2004

Lava Lake, OR

ODEQ

PI

2004

Diamond Lake, OR

ODFW

C0-PI

2002, 07

   

   Aquatic Botany  

Diamond Lake macrophytes

ODFW

PI

2007, 09

Periphyton in the Klamath River, CA

Tetra Tech, Inc.

PI

2005

Macrophytes and periphyton in the Lost River, OR,CA

Tetra Tech, Inc.

PI

2005

Umpqua River macrophytes

LTM

PI

2005

Diamond Lake macrophytes

ODFW & OWHF

PI

2003