Dan Detmer, Supervising Hydrogeologist
Mr. Detmer joined the District in 1996 and in July 2013 was promoted to Supervising Hydrogeologist within the Groundwater Resources Department. Detmer earned his Master’s degree in Geology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1995 and is a licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in California. During his 23 years with United Water, Detmer helped develop the District’s water level and water quality monitoring programs that now directs most departmental activities. He remains active with many of the water quality issues in the area, including saline intrusion in coastal areas and both chloride and nitrate issues in inland areas. Detmer served as the lead hydrogeologist for mapping aquifers in the Santa Clara River Valley and on the Oxnard coastal plain for the development of United’s groundwater flow model. Detmer currently serves on the Technical Advisory Group for the Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency, and is supporting development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans for the Mound, Fillmore and Piru basins.