Groundwater, Geochemistry, Hydrologic Engineering
Susan Wyman P.E., P.G. - Principal Civil Engineer
Susan Wyman, principal hydrologist and civil engineer for Whetstone
Associates, specializes in
|Representative Project Experience:
Conducted vadose- and saturated-zone flow and contaminant transport modeling
Modeled groundwater flow and geochemical transport systems using finite
Designed, installed, and tested a water treatment system for the removal of
Performed field investigation of subsurface chlorinated hydrocarbon
occurrence in shallow
statistical methods for evaluating clean up criteria, authored the Site Characterization and
Remediation Proposal, in support of litigation and under a Voluntary Cleanup Agreement
with the State of Utah.
Drilled, packer-tested, and completed bedrock wells peripheral to an open
pit copper mine.
wells and surface water bodies. Developed and calibrated a regional 3D finite element
ground water flow model to predict the effects of well field pumping and open pit mining on
local and regional hydrology. Three decades of historical project data were compiled for the
development of the model. Modeling results were incorporated into the EIS for new mine
operation. Assisted with presentation and defense at
public hearings before the state board.
Designed a pumping and piping system to convey background mine water inflow from the
1290 level to a near-surface infiltration gallery. Evaluated water quality and potential water
treatment requirements. Calculated friction losses and surge pressures, and specified pipe
size and pump requirements for pressurized steel pipe system. Designed HDPE gravity
piping system from the portal to the infiltration bed. Provided dimensions and specifications
for infiltration bed components.