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Clayton began his professional career in 2016 in geologic and environmental consulting, his experience includes water-well drilling, groundwater resource investigations and litigation support, investigation and remediation of chemically impacted sites, and surface and groundwater monitoring. Clayton provides hydrogeologic support to a variety of studies at Balance and leads project tasks related to surface/groundwater interaction, groundwater supply, monitoring and modeling efforts. Clayton has extensive experience in borehole logging, groundwater well installation oversight and design, and well-yield testing, including oversight and analysis of data using various downhole geophysical methods.  When Clayton is not in the office, he enjoys brewing beer, surfing, cycling, running, hiking, camping, snowboarding, spending time with friends and family, and BBQing good food.

  • California PG 9605
  • Washington 20107554
  • B.S. Earth Sciences (Environmental Geology), University of California at Santa Cruz (with honors), 2011
  • M.S. Geological Sciences (Geomorphology), University of Idaho, 2015
  • Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project, Contra Costa County, California
  • Groundwater Quality Investigation, City of Commerce, Los Angeles County, California
  • Fractured Bedrock Aquifer Characterization and Remediation, Edwards Airforce Base, Kern County, California
  • Sorensen, C. S. and Yanites, B. J. (2019). Latitudinal trends in modern fluvial erosional efficiency along the Andes, Geomorphology 329, pp. 170-183.
  • Sorensen, C.S. and Newell, C.J. (2020). Thermal NSZD: A Big Data, Internet of Things Approach to Quantify and Monitor Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD). Oral presentation at Groundwater Resources Association of California Western Groudnwater Congress, September, 2020.
  • Sorensen, C. S. (2014). Latitudinal Controls on Topography: The Role of Precipitation and Fluvial Erosion. Abstract EP53A-3587 presented at 2014 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.

I enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and organized structure. Our team is full of smart people who enjoy working for each other and our clients. The standard of work product is high, and each employee takes great pride in their work. The overall goals of each project help improve the world we live in. I feel very honored to work here!

"Shantaram" by Gregory David Roberts

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