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Kevin Vining

Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey
821 E Interstate Ave
Bismarck, ND 58503

Email: kcvining@usgs.gov
Phone: (701) 250-7419
Fax: (701) 250-7492

 Education:

  • Ph.D., Agronomy, 1988
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • M.S., Meteorology, 1982
    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • B.A., Earth Science 1979
    University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado

 Selected Publications:

  • Vining, K.C., and Vecchia, A.V., 2008, Historical and hypothetical future sedimentation and water storage in Kajakai Reservoir, Central Afghanistan: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2008-3002, 4 p. -- URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2008/3002/
  • Vining, K.C., and Vecchia, A.V., 2007, Water-balance simulations of runoff and reservoir storage for the Upper Helmand watershed and Kajakai Reservoir, Central Afghanistan: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5148, 16 p. -- URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5148/
  • Vining, K.C., 2007, Water-balance model of a wetland on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5034, 15 p. -- URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2007/5034/
  • Vining, K.C., and Cates, S.W., 2006, Summary of surface-water quality, ground-water quality, and water withdrawals for the Spirit Lake Reservation, North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1144, 22 p. -- URL http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/ofr20061144/
  • Vining, K.C., 2004, Simulation of runoff and wetland storage in the Hamden and Lonetree watershed sites within the Red River of the North basin, North Dakota and Minnesota: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5168, 28p. -- URL http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/sir20045168/
  • Vining, K.C., 2003, Estimation of monthly evaporation from Lake Ashtabula in North Dakota, Orwell Lake in Minnesota, and Lake Traverse in Minnesota and South Dakota, 1931-2001: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 03-4282, 14 p. -- URL http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/wri034282/
  • Leibowitz, S.G., and Vining, K.C., 2003, Temporal connectivity in a prairie pothole complex: Wetlands, Vol. 23, No. 1, p. 13-25.
  • Vining, K.C., 2002, Simulation of streamflow and wetland storage, Starkweather Coulee Subbasin, North Dakota, Water Years 1981-98: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4113, 28 p. -- URL http://nd.water.usgs.gov/pubs/wri/wri024113/
  • Vining, K.C., 1997, Water-quality assessments of ground water and surface water in the Warwick Aquifer area, Fort Totten Indian Reservation, North Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-201, 18 p. -- URL http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr97201
  • Vining, K.C., Johnson, D.R., and Parrett, C., 1996, Synthesis of monthly natural flows for selected sites in the Musselshell River basin, Montana, base period 1929-89: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation 96-4094, 43 p. -- URL http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/wri/wri964094
  • Wahl, K.L.; Vining, K.C.; Wiche, G.J., 1998, Precipitation in the upper Mississippi River Basin during the flood of 1993, in Perry, C.A., and Combs, L.J., eds., Summary of floods in the United States, January 1992, through September 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2499, p. 9-17. -- URL http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/wsp/wsp2499.
  • Vining, K.C., and Sharma, P.P., 1994, Edaphic measurements: Chap. 9 in Griffiths, J.F. (ed.) Handbook of Agricultural Meteorology, Oxford University Press, New York, p. 93-101.
  • Wahl, K.L., Vining, K.C., and Wiche, G.J., 1993, Precipitation in the Upper Mississippi River basin, January 1 through July 31, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1120-B, 13p. -- URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1993/circ1120-b/
  • Vining, K.C., and Schroeder, S.A., 1992, Tillage effects on water use and yields of wheat from reclaimed soils: North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Farm Research, Vol. 49, No. 4, p. 8-11.
  • Vining, K.C., and Carter, F.S., 1991, Estimating root length from root brightness calibration equations using an electronic image analyzer: North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Report 11, 13 p.
  • Vining, K.C., 1990, Effects of weather on agricultural crops and livestock: an overview: International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 36, p. 27-39.
  • Griffiths, J.F., Vining, K.C., Valbuena, M., and Sprug, M.M., 1985, Engineering climatic atlas of Texas: Texas A&M University, Department of Meteorology, 107 p.
  • Vining, K.C., Pope, C.A., and Dugas, W.A., 1984, Usefulness of weather information to Texas agricultural producers: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Vol. 65, p.1316-1319.
  • Griffiths, J.F., and Vining, K.C., 1984, Problems with environmental data: a case study in climatology: International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 22, p. 103-108.

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