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Larry Ernst

Larry Ernst, PG, CEG, CHG


Education B.S., Engineering Geology, San Diego State University, 1980

Registrations and Certifications Registered Professional Geologist, California No. 5011

Certified Engineering Geologist, California No. 1552

Certified Hydrogeologist, California No. 390

Heading up the groundwater and water supply groups, Larry brings over 35 years of experience in hydrogeology and engineering geology to the Wood Rodgers Water Resources Department. His water supply projects have included site assessments, well designs, construction inspection, and project management of over 200 municipal, agricultural, or industrial wells and hundreds of monitoring wells. Larry has also designed and implemented regional groundwater monitoring programs and groundwater management plans. His experience with groundwater investigations includes geologic mapping, test hole exploration, geophysical logging, monitoring well design, analysis of well and aquifer testing, water level contour mapping, and hydrogeologic analysis. Larry has conducted dozens of well rehabilitation projects to restore well yield, reduce sand production, and improve water quality. Larry provides a very hands-on approach to project management and is known for his ability to develop practical solutions to solve difficult problems. In his free time, Larry enjoys playing soccer, ocean fishing, and vacationing with his wife and son.

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