Ben McGee, groundwater specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey, will be the featured speaker at this week’s Lions Club luncheon.
McGee is a native of Louisiana and has been married for 25 years and has a 16-year-old daughter. He holds degrees in Forestry and Geology from Louisiana Tech University. Since 1988, he has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey in Louisiana, conducting and managing scientific studies on water systems.
In 1994, McGee assumed the role of supervisory hydrologist for the program office in Ruston. In 2005, he was instrumental in the development and implementation of a new method of documenting hurricane storm-surge events.
In 2016, he assumed the role of groundwater specialist for the USGS, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, covering the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee.
Since 2008, McGee has served as an adjunct geology professor in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.
The Minden Lions Club meets on Thursdays at the American Legion Hall on Pine Street.