P. KYLE HOUSE, Ph.D.

U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, 928-556-7179, khouse@usgs.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Geologic mapping
  • Landscape Evolution
  • Fluvial geomorphology
  • Neogene fluvial and lacustrine stratigraphy
  • Geologic flood hazard analysis
  • GIS / Digital Geological Mapping

Education

  • Ph.D.  Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1996
  • M.S.    Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1991
  • B.S.    Environmental Geology, Western Washington University, 1989
  • B.A.    Geography, Western Washington University, 1989

Professional experience

  • Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, (2010-present)
  • Research Geologist, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Univ. Nevada, Reno (1998-2010)
  • Assistant Research Professor, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV (1997–1998)
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV (1996–1997)
  • Geologist, Arizona Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ (1990–1996)
  • Hydrologist, Pima County Flood Control District, Tucson, AZ (1989–1991)

Professional societies

The Geological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

Awards and honors

2013: Kirk Bryan Award for Excellence in Research, Geological Society of America

  • Evidence for lake-spillover in the integration of the lower Colorado River

2006: Outstanding Paper of the Year, American Water Resources Association

  • Value of geologic mapping for alluvial fan flood hazard assessment

2003: Granted Tenure as Assistant Professor / Research Geologist, NBMG / UNR

1989: Magna cum laude graduate, Western Washington University

1989: Outstanding Graduate in Geology Award, Western Washington University

1986: Honorary Fellow in Department of Geography, Western Washington University

Professional service

USGS FedMap Review Panel, 2010-2013

Chair, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America, 2010-11

Member, Steering Committee, Geoscience Information Network

Vice Chair,  Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Div. of the Geological Society of America, 2009-10

2nd Vice Chair, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division of the Geol. Society of America, 2008-9

GSA Representative, GSA / AASG John C. Frye Memorial Award Selection Committee, 2007-2010

Publications

Howard, K.A., House, P.K., Dorsey, R., and Pearthree, P.A., 2015, River-evolution and tectonic implications of a major Pliocene aggradation on the lower Colorado River, the Bullhead Alluvium, Geosphere v. 11, n. 12, p. 1-30, doi: 10.1130/GES01059.1

Pearthree, P.A., and House, P.K., 2014, Paleogeomorphology and evolution of the early Colorado River inferred from relationships in the Mohave and Cottonwood Valleys, Arizona, California, and Nevada, Geosphere, v. 10, n. 6, p. 1139-1160, doi:10.1130/GES00988

Pearthree, P.A., Spencer, J.E., Youberg, A. and House, P.K., 2014, Geologic Map of the Black Peak and Bobs Well 7.5 Quadrangles, La Paz County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Maps DGM-108 v1, scale 1:24,000. 

House, P.K., Clark, R., and Kopera, J., 2013, Overcoming the momentum of anachronism: American geologic mapping in a 21st century world, in: Rethinking the Fabric of Geology, edited by V.R. Baker, Geological Society of America Special Publication 502

Reynolds, L.V., Shafroth, P.B., and House, P.K., 2013, Abandoned floodplain plant communities along a regulated dryland river, River Research and Applications. Article first published online: 24 SEP 2013; DOI: 10.1002/rra.2708

Spencer, J.E., Patchett, P.J., Pearthree, P.A., House, P.K., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Wan, E., Roskowski, J.A., and Faulds, J.E., 2013, Review and analysis of the age and origin of the Pliocene Bouse Formation, lower Colorado River Valley, southwestern USA: Geosphere, v. 9, no. 3, p. 444–459, doi: 10.1130/GES00896.1.

Karlstrom, K.K., Beard, L.S., House, P.K., Young, R.A., Aslan, A., Billingsley, G., and Pederson, J. , 2012, Introduction: CRevolution 2: Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System II, Geosphere, v. 8, no. 6, p. 1170-1176, doi:10.1130/GES00716.1

Ely, L.L., Brossy, C.C., House, P.K., Safran, E.B., O’Connor, J.E., Champion, D.E., Fenton, C.R., Bondre, N.R., Orem, C.A., Grant, G.E., Henry, C.D., and Turrin, B.D., 2012,  Owyhee River Intracanyon Lava Flows: Does the River Give a Dam? The Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 124, p. 1667-1687..

Malmon, D.V., Howard, K.A., House, P.K., Lundstrom, S.C., Pearthree, P.A., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Wan, E., and Wahl, D.B., 2011, Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments of the Upper Pleistocene Chemehuevi Formation Along the Lower Colorado River. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1786, 95 pp.

Safran, E.B., Anderson, S.W., Mills-Novoa, M., House, P.K., and Ely, L., 2011, Controls on large landslide distribution and implications for the geomorphic evolution of the southern interior Columbia River basin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, doi: 10.1130/B30061.1

House, P.K., Buck, B.J., and Ramelli, A.R., 2010, Geologic Assessment of Piedmont and Playa Flood Hazards in the Ivanpah Valley Area, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Report 53 Online only

Pearthree, P. A., Spencer, J. E., Faulds, J. E., House, P. K., 2008. Comment on “Age and evolution of the Grand Canyon revealed by U-Pb dating of water table – type speleothems. Science, 321, 1634c.

Robins, C. R., Buck, B. J., Williams, A. J., Morton, J. L., House, P. K., Howell, M. S., Yonovitz, M. L., 2008, Comparison of flood hazard assessments on desert piedmonts and playas: A case study in Ivanpah Valley, Nevada. Geomorphology, 103(4), 520-532.

Spencer, J. E., Pearthree, P. A., House, P. K., 2008, An evaluation of the evolution of the latest Miocene to early Pliocene Bouse lake system in the lower Colorado River valley, southwestern USA. In Reheis, M., Hershler, R., Miller, D. (Ed.), Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives (Special Paper 439, pp. 375-390). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

Lundstrom, S. C., Mahan, S., Paces, J. B., Hudson, M., House, P. K., Malmon, D., Blair, L., Howard, K.A., 2008, Late Pleistocene aggradation and degradation of the lower Colorado River: perspectives from the Cottonwood area and other reconnaissance below Boulder Canyon. In Reheis, M.C., Hershler, R., and Miller, D.M. (Ed.), Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives (Special Paper 439, pp. 411-432). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America.

House, P. K., Pearthree, P. A., Perkins, M. E., 2008, Stratigraphic evidence for the role of lake-spillover in the birth of the lower Colorado River in southern Nevada and western Arizona. In Reheis, M., Hershler, R., Miller, D. (Ed.), Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Geologic and Biotic Perspectives (Special Paper 439, pp. 335-353). Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America. *Receipient of the 2013 Kirk Bryan Award from the Geological Society of America*

Bell, J.W., and House, P.K., 2007, Did Plinian eruptions in California lead to debris flows in Nevada? An intriguing stratigraphic connection. Geology, v. 35, p. 219-222.

House, P.K., 2005, Using geology to improve floodplain management on alluvial fans—an example from Laughlin, Nevada. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, v. 41, n. 6, p.1-17. *Recipient of AWRA W.R. Boggess Award for Outstanding Paper of the Year*

Pelletier, J., Pearthree, P.A., Mayer, L., House, P.K., Demsey, K., Klawon, J., and Vincent, K.R., 2005, An integrated approach to flood hazard assessment on alluvial fans using numerical modeling, field mapping, and remote sensing. Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 117, p. 1167-1180.

House, P.K., and Baker, V.R., 2001, Paleohydrology of flash floods in small desert watersheds in western Arizona: Water Resources Research, v. 37, n. 6, pp. 1825-1839.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Baker, V.R., 1998, Discussion of ‘Potential effects of translatory waves on estimation of peak flows’: ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, v. 124, n. 11, pp. 1178-1179.

House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1995, A geomorphologic and hydrologic evaluation of an extraordinary flood discharge estimate: Bronco Creek, Arizona: Water Resources Research, v. 31, no. 12, p. 3059–3073.

Martinez-Goytre, J., House, P.K., and Baker, V.R., 1994, Spatial variability of small-basin paleoflood magnitudes for a southeastern Arizona mountain range: Water Resources Research, v. 30, no. 5, p. 1491–1501.

Enzel, Y., Ely, L.L, House, P.K., Baker, V.R., and Webb, R.H., 1993, Paleoflood evidence for a natural upper bound to flood magnitudes in the Colorado River Basin: Water Resources Research, v. 29, p. 2287–2297.

Edited Book

House, P.K., Webb, R.H., Baker, V.R., and Levish, D.R., editors., 2002, Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards: Principles and Applications of Paleoflood Hydrology, Water Science and Application Vol. 5, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC., 385 pp.

Field Guide

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Howard, K.A., Bell, J.W., Perkins, M.E., and Brock, A.L., 2005, Birth of the lower Colorado River—Stratigraphic and geomorphic evidence for its inception near the conjunction of Nevada, Arizona, and California, in Pederson, J., and Dehler, C.M., eds., Interior Western United States: Geological Society of America Field Guide 6.

Book Chapters

Baker, V.R., Webb, R.H., and House, P.K., 2002, The scientific and societal value of paleoflood hydrology, in Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards: Principles and Applications of Paleoflood Hydrology, edited by P.K. House, R.H. Webb, V.R. Baker, and D.R. Levish, Water Science and Application Vol. 5, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC., p. 1-20.

Denlinger, R.P., O’Connell, D.R.H., and House, P.K., 2002, Robust determination of stage and discharge: an example from an extreme flood on the Verde River, Arizona, in Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards: Principles and Applications of Paleoflood Hydrology, edited by P.K. House, R.H. Webb, V.R. Baker, and D.R. Levish, Water Science and Application Vol. 5, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC., p. 127-146.

Enzel, Y., Ely, L.L, House, P.K., Baker, V.R., 1996, Magnitude and frequency of Holocene palaeofloods in the southwestern United States: in Branson, J., Brown, A.G., and Gregory, K.J., eds., Global Continental Changes: The Context of Palaeohydrology, the Geological Society of London Special Publication, no. 115, p. 121–137.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Klawon, J.E., 2002, Historical flood and paleoflood chronology of the lower Verde River, Arizona: Stratigraphic complexity and related uncertainties, in Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards: Principles and Applications of Paleoflood Hydrology, edited by P.K. House, R.H. Webb, V.R. Baker, and D.R. Levish, Water Science and Application Vol. 5, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC., p. 267-294.

House, P.K., and Hirschboeck, K.K., 1997, Hydroclimatological and paleohydrological context of extreme winter flooding in Arizona, 1993: in Larson, R.A., and Slosson, J.E., eds., Storm-Induced Geologic Hazards: Case Histories from the 1992–1993 Winter in Southern California and Arizona: Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. 11, p. 1–24, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO.

Miller, J.R., House, P.K., Germanoski, D., Tausch, R.J., and Chambers, J.C., 2004, Fluvial geomorphic responses in Central Nevada to Holocene climatic disturbances, in Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems—Ecology, Management, and Restoration, edited by J.C. Chambers and J.R. Miller, Island Press, Washington D.C.

Redmond, K.T., Enzel, Y., House, P.K., and Biondi, F., 2002, Climate variability and flood frequency at decadal to millennial time scales, in Ancient Floods, Modern Hazards: Principles and Applications of Paleoflood Hydrology, edited by P.K. House, R.H. Webb, V.R. Baker, and D.R. Levish, Water Science and Application Vol. 5, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC., p. 21-46.

Book Reviews

House, P.K., 2000, Review of “Inland Flood Hazards,” edited by Ellen E. Wohl: EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 81, no. 52, p. 645.

Geologic Maps

Garside, L.J., House, P.K., Burchfiel, B.C., Rowland, S.M., Buck, B.J., 2012, Geologic map of the Jean Quadrangle, Clark County, NV, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 176, 1:24,000, 11 p.

Bell, J.W., and House, P.K., 2010, Geologic Map of the Grimes Point Quadrangle, Churchill County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 173, 1:24,000 plate and accompanying text.

Bell, J.W., Caskey, S.J., and House, P.K., 2010, Geologic Map of the Lahontan Mountains Quadrangle, Churchill County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 168 (2nd ed.), 1:24,000 plate and accompanying text.

House, P.K., 2007, Assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley area, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 158, 1:50,000.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., and Buck, B.J., 2005, Surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley area, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 156, 1:50,000.

Bell, J.W., Garside, L.J., and House, P.K., 2005, Geologic map of the Wadsworth Quadrangle, Washoe County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 153, scale 1:24,000.

Bell, J.W., House, P.K., and Briggs, R.W., 2005, Geologic map of the Nixon area, Washoe County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 152, scale 1:24,000.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., and Wrucke, C.T., 2001, Geologic Map of the Battle Mountain Quadrangle, Lander County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 130, 1:24,000 scale.

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K., Wrucke, C.T., and John, D.A., 2001, Geologic Map of the Stony Point Quadrangle, Lander County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 131, 1:24,000 scale.

Pearthree, P.A., and House, P.K., 2004, Digital geologic map of the Davis Dam Southeast Quadrangle, Mohave County, Arizona, and Clark County, Nevada. Arizona Geological Survey Digital Geologic Map DGM-45, 1:24,000.

Ferguson, C.A., Johnson, B.J. Skotnicki, S.J. Maher, d.J., Spencer, J.E., Gilbert, W.G., Richard, S.M., Youberg, A., Demsey, K.A.,  and House, P.K., 2003, Geologic Map of the Tortolita Mountains, Pinal and Pima Counties, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Map DGM-26, 46 pages, 1 plate, 1:24,000.

Demsey, K.A., House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1993, Detailed surficial geologic map of the southern piedmont of the Tortolita Mountains, Pima County, southern Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-14, composite of three 7.5 minute quad sheets.

House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1993, Surficial geology of the Northern Verde Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-15, 19 p., four 7.5 minute quad sheets.

House, P.K., 1994, Surficial geology of the southern Verde Valley, Yavapai County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-23, 20 p., four 7.5 minute quad sheets.

Preliminary Geologic Maps

Ramelli, A.R., Henry, C.D., Walker, J.P., Bell, J.W., Cashman, P.H., dePolo, C.M., Garside, L.J., House, P.K., Trexler, J.H., and Widmer, M.C., Preliminary revised geologic maps of the Reno urban area, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open-file Report 11-07, 3 Plates, 1:24,000

House, P.K., Green, H.L., and Grimmer, A., and 15 contributors, 2010, Preliminary Surficial Geologic Map of Clark County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 10-07, 1:150,000.

House, P.K., and Adams, K.A., 2010, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Northern Part of the Lower Walker River Area, Mineral County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report OF10-12, 1:24,000

House, P.K., and Faulds, J.E., 2009, Preliminary geologic map of the Spirit Mtn. NW Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 09-6, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., and Adams, K.A., 2009, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Southern Part of the Lower Walker River Area, Mineral County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report OF09-13, 1:24,000 plate (5.6 Mb)

House, P. K., Brock, A. L., Pearthree, P. A., 2008,  Preliminary geologic map of late Cenozoic deposits in the Spirit Mtn. SE Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada (Open-file Report 08-3, pp. 1:24000). Reno, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Castor, S.B., House, P.K., and Hudson, D.M., 2006, Preliminary geologic map of the Flowery Peak Quadrangle, Storey and Lyon Counties, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-16, 1:24,000.

Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., and Ramelli, A.R., 2000, Geologic map of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada: in Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., Shevenell, L., and Ramelli, A.R., 2000, Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 2000-6, Plate 1.

Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Bell, J.W., and Ramelli, A.R., 2004., Preliminary geologic map of the Davis Dam quadrangle and eastern part of the Bridge Canyon quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada and Mohave County, Arizona. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file report 03-5.

House, P.K. and Buck, B.J. and Ramelli, A.R., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Goodsprings and Shenandoah Peak Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-11B, 1:24,000.

House, P.K. and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley parts of the Jean and Birdspring Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-, 1:24,000.

House, P.K. and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Goodsprings Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-, 1:24,000.

House, P.K. and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Hidden Valley quadrangle, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-, 1:24,000.

House, P.K. and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Desert Quadrangle, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-, 1:24,000.

House, P.K. and Buck, B.J., and Ramelli, A.R., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Hidden Valley, Sloan, Sloan NE, And Sloan SE 7.5' Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-11D, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2000, Surficial geologic map of the east fork Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah, 1 sheet, 1:6000: in Buck, P.E., and House, P.K., Geoarcheological evaluation of alluvial terrace archeology in Parunuweap Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah: Report to the National Park Service under Zion Cooperative Agreement CA-1590-9-001, 23 p.

House, P.K., 2001, Preliminary Quaternary geologic map of the Yerington Quadrangle, Lyon County, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology unpublished map (Statemap contract deliverable)

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley area, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-9, 1:50,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley part of the Hidden Valley, Sloan, Sloan NE, And Sloan SE 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-10D, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley part of the Jean and Bird Spring 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-10C, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley part of the State Line Pass and Ivanpah Lake 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau Of Mines And Geology Open-File Report 06-10E, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley Part of the Roach and Desert 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-10F, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic Assessment of piedmont flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley part of the Goodsprings and Shenandoah Peak 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-10B, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley part of the Cottonwood Pass and Potosi 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-10A, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley part of the McCullough Pass and McCullough Mountain 7.5' Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Open-File Report 06-10G, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley parts of the Cottonwood Pass and Potosi 7.5' quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-10A, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., Buck, B.J., and Ramelli, A.R., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley parts of the Jean and Bird Spring Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-11C, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., Howard, K.A., Bell, J.W., and Pearthree, P.A.,  Preliminary geologic map of the Arizona and Nevada parts of the Mt. Manchester Quadrangle. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 04-04, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley area, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-09, 1:50,000.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Bird Spring quadrangle, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., Buck, B.J., and Park, B.K., 2005, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Bird Spring Quadrangle, Nevada, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 05-7, 1:24,000.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., Wrucke, C.T., and John, D.A., 2000, Geologic map of the Argenta Quadrangle, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Map 2000-7.

Ramelli, A.R., and House, P.K., 2000, Geologic map of the Bateman Spring Quadrangle, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Open-File Map 2000-8.

Ramelli, A.R., and House, P.K., 2003, Preliminary geologic map of the Russells Quadrangle, Lander County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 03-22, 1:24,000

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K. and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley parts of the Roach and Desert Quadrangles, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-11F, 1:24,000.

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the McCullough Pass and McCullough Mountain 7.5' Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-11G, 1:24,000.

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Stateline Pass and Ivanpah Lake Quadrangles, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-11E, 1:24,000.

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Roach Quadrangle, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-, 1:24,000.

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the McCullough Pass Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-file Report 06-, 1:24,000.

Ramelli, A.R., House, P.K., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Preliminary surficial geologic map of the Ivanpah Valley part of the Stateline Pass Quadrangle, Clark County, Nevada and San Bernardino County, California: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 06-, 1:24,000.

Symposium Volumes and Guidebooks

Reynolds, R.E., Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., Howard, K.A., Malmon, D., Miller, C.F., and Pearthree, P.A., 2007, Wild, scenic, and rapid: a trip down the Colorado River Trough, edited by R.E. Reynolds, California State University, Desert Studies Consortium and LSA Associates, Inc., 116 p. 

House, P.K., 1999, Using real information to evaluate the magnitude and frequency of flash floods in small desert watersheds: in M. Teal, editor, Proceedings of the Arid Regions Floodplain Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20–21, p. 121–130.

House, P.K., Klawon, J.E., and Pearthree, P.A., 1999, Field Trip Guide to Paleoflood Study Sites on Rivers and Alluvial Fans in Central and Western Arizona: in P.K. House, editor, Proceedings of the 2nd International Paleoflood Conference, September 29-October 2, Prescott, Arizona, 98 pp.

Baker, V.R., Demsey, K.A., Ely, L.L., Fuller, J.E., House, P.K., O’Connor, J.E., Onken, J.A., Pearthree, P.A., and Vincent, K.R., 1990, Application of geologic information to Arizona flood hazard assessment, in R.H. French, editor, Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands: Proceedings of the International Conference, Hydraulics Division, ASCE, New York, p. 621–626.

Klawon, J.E., House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1999, 20th century channel change and related flood hazards near Casa Grande, Arizona: in M. Teal, editor, Proceedings of the Arid Regions Floodplain Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20–21, p. 92–102.

Pearthree, P.A., House, P.K., and Vincent, K.R., 1999, Geomorphologic assessment of alluvial fan flood hazards in central and southern Arizona: Proceedings of the Arid Regions Floodplain Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20–21, p. 82–91.

Ely, L.L., Hereford, R., House, P.K., and Baker, V.R., 1996, Effects of paleohydrology and climate change on bedrock and alluvial channels, southern Colorado plateau: Field trip guidebook, American Quaternary Association, 14th Biennial Meeting, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 31 p.

Enzel, Y., Ely, L.L, House, P.K., Baker, V.R., Duckstein, L., and Weber, J., 1991, The contribution of long-term records of hydrologic extremes to risk analysis: in Proceedings of NATO Advance Science Institute, Risk and Reliability in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Porto Carras, Greece, May, 1991. 

Other Articles, Reports, and Guidebooks (including extended abstracts)

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Brock, A.L., Bell, J.W., Ramelli, A.R., Faulds, J.E., and Howard, K.A., 2011, Robust geologic evidence for latest Miocene-earliest Pliocene river integration via lake-spillover along the lower Colorado River--Review and new data, in Beard, L. Sue, Karlstrom, Karl E., Young, Richard E., and Billingsley, George H., CREvolution 2—Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System, Workshop Abstracts:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2011-1210, p. 137-142.

Karlstrom, K.E., Young, R.A, Beard, L.S., Billingsley, G.H., House, P.K., Aslan, A., and Pederson, J., 2011, Workshop Summary Report: CRevolution 2--Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System,  in Beard, L. Sue, Karlstrom, Karl E., Young, Richard E., and Billingsley, George H., CREvolution 2—Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System, Workshop Abstracts:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2011-1210, p. 3-16.

Spencer, J.E., Patchett, J.P., Roskowski, J.A, Pearthree, P.A., Faulds, J.E., and House, P.K., 2011, A brief review of Sr isotopic evidence for the setting and evolution of the Miocene-Pliocene Hualapai-Bouse lake system, in Beard, L. Sue, Karlstrom, Karl E., Young, Richard E., and Billingsley, George H., CREvolution 2—Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River System, Workshop Abstracts:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2011-1210, p. 250-259..

House, P.K., Buck, B.J., and Ramelli, A.R., 2006, Geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley Area, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Draft Report. Submitted to the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, August 29, 2006, 67 p.

House, P.K., Ramelli, A.R., Crouse, E.C., Arritt, C.M., and Buck, B.J., 2006, Digital data for the surficial geologic map and geologic assessment of piedmont and playa flood hazards in the Ivanpah Valley area, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology draft data DVD. Submitted to the Clark County Regional Flood Control District, August 29, 2006, 1 DVD.

House, P.K., Shafroth, P.B., and Beauchamp, V.B, 2006, Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology, in Shafroth, P.B., and Beauchamp, V.B., editors, 2006, Defining ecosystem flow requirements for the Bill Williams River, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2006-1314, p. 9-30.

Vincent, K.R., Pearthree, P.A., House, P.K., and Demsey, K.A., 2004, Inundation mapping and hydraulic reconstructions of an extreme alluvial fan flood, Wild Burro Wash, Pima County, Southern Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 04-04, 51 p., 2 maps and GIS data on CD, map scales 1:15,000 and 1:6,000.

House, P.K., 2002, Reconnaissance study of the Eldorado Canyon, Nevada flood of September 14, 1974, Project Final Report Submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, June 2002, 16 p.

House, P.K., 2001, Late Holocene paleoflood hydrology of Mormon Wells Wash, Desert National Wildlife Range, Nevada, Report prepared for the Clark County Regional Flood Control Dist., 16 p.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Klawon, J.E., 2001, Paleoflood history of the lower Verde River, Yavapai County, Central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-file report 01-04, 34 p.

Faulds, J.E., and House, P.K., Geology of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada: in Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., Shevenell, L., and Ramelli, A.R., 2000, Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 2000-6, p. 1.1–1.56.

House, P.K., 2000, Geologic evaluation of alluvial fan and related flood hazards in the vicinity of Laughlin, Nevada: in Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., Shevenell, L., and Ramelli, A.R., 2000, Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 2000-6, p. 2.1–2.42

Buck, P.E., and House, P.K., 2000, Geoarcheological evaluation of alluvial terrace archeology in Parunuweap Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah: Report to the National Park Service under Zion Cooperative Agreement CA-1590-9-001, 23 p.

Faulds, J.E., House, P.K., Shevenell, L., and Ramelli, A.R., 2000, Geology and natural hazard assessment of the Laughlin area, Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 2000-6, 151 p.

Doelle, W.H., Berry, M., Blum, M., Cole, D., Collins, J., Druss, M., House, P.K., King, T.F., Nickens, P.R., Pederson, J., Tipps, B.L., Trimble, M., Tsosie, R., and Watkins, J., 2000, Cultural resource program assessment: Protocol evaluation panel report submitted to the Grand Canyon monitoring and research center, Flagstaff, AZ, 53 p.

House, P.K., 2000, Surficial geologic mapping of the east fork of the Virgin River in Parunuweap Canyon: in Buck, P.E., and House, P.K., Geoarcheological evaluation of alluvial terrace archeology in Parunuweap Canyon, Zion National Park, UT: Report to the National Park Service under Zion Cooperative Agreement CA-1590-9-001, p. 4–13.

House, P.K., Wood, M.L, and Pearthree, P.A., 1999, Historical geomorphology and hydrology of the Bill Williams River, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-4, 37 p. text, 4 appendices, 21 figures, 4 tables and 1 plate.

Wood, M.L., House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1999, Historical geomorphology and hydrology of the Santa Cruz River, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-13; 37 p. text, 4 appendices, 21 figures, 4 tables and 1 plate.

House, P.K., 1997, An unconventional, multidisciplinary approach to evaluating the magnitude and frequency of flash floods in small desert watersheds: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-9, 61 p.

Fuller, J.E., House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1996, An assessment of the paleoflood hydrology methodology: Analysis of the 1993 flood on Tonto Creek, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-12, 18 p.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Fuller, J.E., 1995, Hydrological and paleohydrological assessment of the 1993 floods on the Verde River, central Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-20, 37 p.

Pearthree, P.A., Demsey, K.A., Onken, J.A., Vincent, K.R., and House, P.K., 1992, Geomorphic assessment of flood-prone areas on the southern piedmont of the Tortolita Mountains, Pima County, Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-11, 31 p.

House, P.K., 1991, Paleoflood hydrology of the principal canyons of the southern Tortolita Mountains, southeastern Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-6, 23 p.

Abstracts / Professional Papers Presented

2012

Beard, L.S., Felger, T.J., House, P.K., Amoroso, L., And Howard, K.A., 2013, Geologic History Of Lake Mead National Recreation Area Portrayed In New Geologic Map Database, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 373

Hereford, R., Amoroso, L., Beard, L.S., And House, P.K., 2013, The Early Neogene Crooked Ridge Paleoriver—A View From White Mesa, Northeast Arizona, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 482

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., And Perkins, M.E., 2013, The Evolution Of Thought On The Evolution Of Loco [The Lower Colorado River]: All Agree That Water Was Involved, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 252

Howard, K.A., House, P.K., Dorsey, R.J., And Pearthree, P.A., 2013, A Major Pliocene Fluvial Aggradation Along The Lower Colorado River And Its Implications For Colorado River Evolution And Tectonics, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 253

Pearthree, P.A., And House, P.K., 2013, Insights Into The Origin And Development Of The Lower Colorado River From The Latest Miocene-Early Pliocene Deposits And Paleogeomorphology Of Cottonwood And Mohave Valleys, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 252

2011

Cook, J.P., Pearthree, P.A., House, P.K., Bigio, E., Onken, J.A., and Youberg, A., 2011, Mapping of river alluvium along the Verde River and major tributaries, central Arizona. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 626.

House, P.K., 2011, Making the geologic map of the Owyhee River, OR: Conflating modern and traditional methods to characterize a fascinating fluvial system. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 525.

Spencer, J.E., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Patchett, J.P., Roskowski, J.A., Pearthree, P.A., House, P.K., and Faulds, J.E., 2011, Circa 4.8 MA age for inception of the modern Colorado River, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 43, No. 5, p.469.

2010

House, P.K., 2010, My love affair with LiDAR: Confessions of an inveterate surficial mapper. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 39.

House, P.K., 2010, Rapid geologic map development through crowd-sourcing with ArcSDE: Proof of concept from the Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Experiment. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 281.

O’Connor, J.E., Safran, E.B., Ely, L.L., House, P.K., and Grant, G.E., 2010, Landslide dams: Facilitators or foilers of valley erosion? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 494.

Grant, G.E., Safran, E.B., O’Connor, J.E., House, P.K., Cashman, K.V., and Ely, L.L., 2010, Can’t get over it: Causes and consequences of geological discontinuities in rivers. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 42, No. 5, p. 519.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Brock, A.L., Bell, J.W., Ramelli, A.R., Faulds, J.E., and Howard, K.A., 2010, Robust geologic evidence for latest Miocene-earliest Pliocene river integration via lake-spillover along the lower Colorado River: Review and new data. (CREVOL2 wrksp and volume)

Kimbrough, D.L., Grove, M., Gehrels, G.E., Mahoney, J.B., Dorsey, R.J., Howard, K.A., House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Flessa, K., 2010, Detrital zircon record of Colorado River integration into the Salton Trough,  (CREVOL2 workshop and volume)

Spencer, J.E., Patchett, P.J., Roskowski, J.A., Pearthree, P.A., Faulds, J.E., and House, P.K., 2010, A brief review of Sr isotopic evidence for the setting and evolution of the Pliocene Hualapai-Bouse lake system. (CREVOL2 wrkshp and volume)

2009

House, P.K., 2009, Digital geology in the 21st Century: It's here, don't fear, get into it. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 7, p. 164. Invited presentation in GSA Keynote Session: Google Earth to Geoblogs: Digital Innovations in the Geosciences. Link

House, P.K., Brossy, C.C., Safran, E.B., Ely, L.L., and O'Connor, J.E., 2009, Impacts of basaltic volcanism on incised fluvial systems: Does the river give a dam? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 7, p. 36. Invited presentation in GSA Keynote Session: The Evolution of Basaltic Landscapes: Time and the River and Lava Flowing. Link

House, P.K., Hinz, N., Green, H., and Hastings, J., 2009, Connecting geologic maps with virtual globes and the geoweb. Proceedings of the 2009 ESRI Annual Users Conference, July 13-17, San Diego, CA. Link

Croall, K., Jones, E., Safran, E., O'Connor, J.E., House, P.K., and Ely, L.L., 2009, Ancient landslides, landslide dams, and outburst flood potential in an extensional setting. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 7, p. 625 Link

Deligne, N.I., Cashman, K.V., Deardorff, N., Diettrich, H.R., House, P.K., and Soule, S., 2009, Characterizing lava flows with LiDAR. EOS Trans. AGU 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl. Abstract NH-41D-05.

Malmon, D., Howard, K.A., House, P.K., Lundstrom, S.C., and Pearthree, P.A., 2009, The Chemehuevi Formation--A geologic example of extraordinary sediment loading in the Colorado River during the late Pleistocene. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 7, p. 574 Link

Orem, C.A., Ely, L.L., House, P.K., Safran, E., Brossy, C.C., 2009, Sedimentary record of two lava dam-impounded lakes, Owyhee River, southeastern Oregon. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 7, p. 178 Link

Rittenour, T.M., Pederson, J., and House, P.K., 2009, Clogging the Grand Wash and lower Colorado River with sediment: Tributary and mainstem river response to MIS 5-4 climate change. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41, n. 6, p. 12 Link

2008

House, P. K. (2008). Digital Geologic Mapping and Integration with the Geoweb: The Death Knell for Exclusively Paper Geologic Maps (89(53)IN44A-02). EOS Trans, AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.

Ely, L. L., Brossy, C. C., Othus, S., Orem, C., Fenton, C., House, P. K., O'Connor, J. E., Safran, E. B. (2008). Comparison of Natural Dams from Lava Flows and Landslides on the Owyhee River, Oregon (89(53) H53B-1034). EOS Trans, AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.

Safran, E. B., Peden, D., Harrity, K., Anderson, S. W., O'Connor, J. E., Wallick, R., House, P. K., Ely, L. L. (2008). Impact of Landslide Dams on River Profile Evolution (89(53) H54D-03). EOS Trans, AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.

Brossy, C. C., House, P. K., Ely, L. L., Safran, E. B., Champion, D. E., O'Connor, J. E., Bondre, N., Grant, G. (2008). The Role of Late-Cenozoic Lava Flows in the Evolution of the Owyhee River Canyon, Oregon (53rd ed., vol. 89, pp. H53B-1035). EOS Trans, AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl..

2007

Kimbrough, D., Grove, M., Gehrels, G., Dorsey, R., House, P. K., Howard, K. A., Pearthree, P. A., Spencer, J. E., Mahoney, B. (2007). Detrital Zircon Record of Colorado River Incision (23rd ed., vol. 88, pp. T41C-03). Washington, D.C.: EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly Supplement.

Othus, S., Ely, L. L., House, P. K., Safran, E., O'Connor, J. E., Fenton, C. (2007). Comparison of Two Landslides and Related Outburst Flood Deposits and Their Effects on River Evolution, Owyhee River, Oregon (52nd ed., vol. 88, pp. H51E-0808). Washington, D.C.: EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement.

Safran, E. B., Anderson, S. W., Mills-Novoa, M., Othus, S., Ely, L. L., House, P. K., O'Connor, J. E., Grant, G., Fenton, C., Beebee, R. (2007). Progressive Landslides in Uplifted Volcanic Plateaus: Persistent Loci of Channel Perturbation (52nd ed., vol. 87, pp. H53B-0623). Washington, D.C.: EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Supplement.

Shafroth, P. B., House, P. K. (2007). Dynamics of Bottomland Geomorphology and Vegetation Along a Dammed, Arid Region River: Implications for Streamflow Management (23rd ed., vol. 88, pp. H44A-04). Washington, D.C.: EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Joint Assembly Supplement.

Williams, A., Buck, B. J., Merkler, D., House, P. K., Howell, M., Morton, J., Robins, C., Yonovitz, M. (2007). Alluvial fan flood hazard assessment: A comparison of FEMA, NRCS, and surficial geological maps in Ivanpah Valley, Nevada (Abstract 1625). New Orleans, LA: ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting Abstracts with Program.

2006

Brossy, C., Ely, L.L., O’Connor, J.E., Fenton, C., Grant, G., House, K., and Safran, L., 2006. Fluvial response to intra-canyon lava flows, southeastern Oregon. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 7, p. 17.

Fenton, C.R., Ely, L.L., House, P.K., Safran, E.B., O’Connor, J.E., Grant, G., Beebee, R., Brossy, C., and Carter, D., 2006, Preliminary cosmogenic 3He chronology of Pleistocene/Holocene intracanyon lava flows and outburst-flood deposits in the Owyhee River basin, Oregon. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n. 7, p. 280

2005

Beard, L.S., Felger, T.J., House, P.K., and Howard, K.A., 2005, Transition from basins to through-flowing drainage of the Colorado River, Lower Lake Mead region, Nevada and Arizona. in Reheis, M.C., ed., Geologic and Biotic Perspectives on Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Conference Abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1404, p. 17.

Bell, J.W., and House, P.K., 2005a, Pattern and rate of late Quaternary faulting along the Pyramid Lake fault zone, northern Walker Lane belt, based on deformation of Lake Lahontan chronostratigraphy: Seismological Research Letters, v. 76, no. 2, p.245.

Bell, J.W., and House, P.K., 2005b, Key tephrochronologic contributions to the late Cenozoic history of the western Basin and Range: Earthquakes, pluvial lakes, and the birth of a river, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, n. 7, p. 180.

House, P.K., 2005, Stratigraphic evidence for the inception and evolution of the lower Colorado River near the conjunction of AZ, CA, and NV. in Reheis, M.C., ed., Geologic and Biotic Perspectives on Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Conference Abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1404, p. 11.

Spencer, J.E., Pearthree, P.A., Patchett, J.P., and House, P.K., 2005, Evidence for a Lacustrine Origin for the lower Pliocene Bouse Formation, lower Colorado River Valley. in Reheis, M.C., ed., Geologic and Biotic Perspectives on Late Cenozoic Drainage History of the Southwestern Great Basin and Lower Colorado River Region: Conference Abstracts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1404, p. 14.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Perkins, M.E., 2005, Tephrochronologic and stratigraphic constraints on the inception and early evolution of the lower Colorado River support lacustrine overflow as the principal formative mechanism, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, n. 7, p. 110.

Spencer, J.E., Pearthree, P.A., Patchett, J.P., and House, P.K., 2005, Some evidence for a lacustrine origin for the Lower Pliocene Bouse Formation, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, n. 7, p. 109.

2004

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Faulds, J.E., and Bell, J.W., 2004 (invited), Alluvial and lacustrine stratigraphic evidence for the late Neogene inception and early evolution of the Lower Colorado River in the vicinity of Pyramid Canyon, Nevada / Arizona. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, p. 550.

House, P.K., Bell, J.W., Ramelli, A.R., and Buck, B.J., 2004, The beauty in the overburden—Scientific insights gained from detailed mapping of late Cenozoic alluvial and lacustrine deposits in Nevada. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, p. 583.

2003

House, P.K., 2003, Geological Mapping—An essential (but frequently ignored) component of flood-hazard assessment on desert piedmonts, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, n. 6, p. 72.

House, P.K., 2003, The Role of Extreme Flooding in the Inception of the Lower Colorado River and the Excavation of the Grand Canyon-Stratigraphic Insights from the Southern Tip of Nevada, EOS Trans. AGU, Fall mtg. suppl., Abstract H31C-0484.

Park, B.K., Buck, B.J., House, P.K., and Merkler, D.J., 2003, Geomorphic and pedologic mapping of Ivanpah Valley, Nevada for flood hazard analysis, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 35, n. 6, p. 72.

2002

Faulds, J.E., Gonzalez, L.A., Perkins, M.E., House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Castor, S.B., and Patchett, J.P., 2002, Late Miocene-early Pliocene transition from lacustrine to fluvial deposition: Inception of the Lower Colorado River in southern Nevada and northwest Arizona, Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, p. A-60

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Bell, J.W., Ramelli, A.R., and Faulds, J.E., 2002, New stratigraphic evidence for the late Cenozoic inception and subsequent alluvial history of the Colorado River from near Laughlin, Nevada, Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, p. A-60.

Enzel, Y., Redmond, K.R., House, P.K., and Biondi, F., 2002, Climate Variability and Flood Frequency at Decadal to Millennial Time Scales, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v., n. , p. . Link 

2001

Cobourn, J., Lewis, S., and House, P.K., 2001, Citizens group works with geomorphologist to assess neighborhood flash flood hazards, Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, p. A-23.

Ely, L.L., and House, P.K., 2000, Holocene flood activity in different portions of the western U.S.: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, n. 7, p. A-512.

2000

House, P.K., 2000, Great opportunities for fluvial geomorphology in the Great Basin—the land where rivers go to die: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, n. 7, p. A-503.

House, P.K., and Ramelli, A.R., 2000, Holocene paleohydrology and fluvial stratigraphy of the middle Humboldt River, Nevada: Implications for future hydrological changes and mine dewatering: in J.K. Cluer and 4 others, editors, Geology and Ore Deposits 2000—The Great Basin and Beyond, Symposium Proceedings, v. 2, p. B5.

House, P.K., Levish, D.R., O’Connell, D.R.H., and Denlinger, R.P., 2000, Comprehensive paleoflood hydrology of the Verde River, Arizona: Constraining the limits of extreme floods in the Holocene: in H.P. Finnsdóttir and E. Gudnadóttir, editors, Symposium Abstracts, The Extremes of the Extremes, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 17-19, 2000, p. 22.

Kellogg, M.J., and House, P.K., 2000, Paleoflood hydrology of the Carson River, Nevada and California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 7, p. A-509.

Pearthree, P.A., House, P.K., and Vincent, K.R., 2000, Insights into the character of flooding on alluvial fans from mapping and analysis of two modern floods in Arizona: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, n. 7, p. A-508.

1999

House, P.K., 1999, Mapping flood and debris flow hazards on alluvial fans in Nevada: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, n. 7, p. A-194.

House, P.K., 1999, Complexities of paleoflood stratigraphy on the Verde River, Arizona and the value of comprehensive paleoflood hydrology: in P.K. House, editor, Proceedings of the 2nd International Paleoflood Conference, September 26-29, Prescott, Arizona, p. 20.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., Klawon, J.E., McDonald, E.V., and Levish, D.R., 1999, Holocene flood history of the lower Verde River, Arizona: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, April 17, 1999, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 35.

House, P.K., 1999, Using real information to evaluate the magnitude and frequency of flash floods in small desert watersheds: The Arid Regions Floodplain Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 1999.

Klawon, J.E., House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1999, Paleoflood reconstructions for the upper Verde River basin, Arizona: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, April 17, 1999, Flagstaff, Arizona, p. 35.

1998

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Klawon, J.E., 1998, A multiscaled evaluation of the paleoflood hydrology and flood hydroclimatology of the Verde River Basin, Arizona: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 30, n. 6, p. 11.

1997

House, P.K., McDonald, E.V., Sharpe, S.E., and Wigand, P.E., 1997, Using geological evidence to establish the long-term context of the January 1997 Truckee River Flood, Western Nevada: EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 78, n. 46 p. F218.

House, P.K., and Baker, V.R., 1997, An unconventional, multidisciplinary approach to evaluating the magnitude and frequency of flash floods in small desert watersheds: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 29, no. 6, p. A-316.

1994

House, P.K., 1994, Geological perspectives on extreme winter flooding in Arizona, 1993: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, n. 2, p. 60–61.

House, P.K., and Pearthree, P.A., 1994, Hydraulic and geomorphic re-evaluation of an extraordinary flood discharge estimate: Bronco Creek, Arizona: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, n. 7, p. A-235.

1992

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Vincent, K.R., 1992, Geological insights into deficiencies in federal procedures for flood hazard assessment on alluvial fans: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 24, no. 7, p. A284.

1991

House, P.K., Enzel, Y., Ely, L.L., and Baker, V.R., 1991, A natural upper bound to flood magnitudes in the lower Colorado River basin: EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 72, no. 44, p. 189.

House, P.K., Pearthree, P.A., and Vincent, K.R., 1991, Flow patterns, flow hydraulics and flood-hazard implications of a recent extreme alluvial-fan flood in southern Arizona: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 23, no. 5, p. A121.

Other Lectures and Presentations

2011

House, P.K., 2011, Rapid Geologic Map Development Through Crowd-Sourcing with ArcSDE: Proof of Concept from the Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Experiment, Seminar Lecture to USGS Eastern Region Geologic Mapping Team, Reston, VA, Sept.. 10, 2011

House, P.K., 2010, FlagHazMap: A Conceptual Framework for Inter-Agency Collaboration to Characterize and Mitigate Natural Hazards in the Flagstaff Area, USGS/USFS Brown Bag lecture at Northern Arizona University, Feb. 22, 2011.

House, P.K., 2011, Rapid Geologic Map Development Through Crowd-Sourcing with ArcSDE: Proof of Concept from the Nevada Digital Dirt Mapping Experiment, Seminar Lecture to USGS Western Region Geologic Mapping Team, Menlo Park, CA, Feb. 10, 2011

House, P.K., 2011, Geologic contributions to understanding landscape change, Presentation to USGS All-Hands Meeting, Flagstaff Science Center, March 4, 2011

2009

House, P.K., 2009, Bridging the analog-digital divide in geology. Invited presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Enviornmental and Engineering Geologists, Stateline, NV, September 21-26.

House, P.K., 2009, Simple digital geology for typical analog geologists. Invited presentation to the American Association of State Geologists Annual Meeting, Park City, Utah. June 21-24.

2008

House, P.K., 2008, The birth of the lower Colorado River: Are spilling lakes all it takes? Invited talk, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. March 12, 2008.

2005 

House, P.K., 2005, Physical Characteristics of the Bill Williams River, presented at the Bill Williams River Ecosystem Flows Workshop, Tempe, AZ, March 16-18, 2005.

2003

House, P.K., 2003, New Stratigraphic Evidence for the Inception and Evolution of the Colorado River in Mohave Valley, Interagency Lower Colorado River Science Workshop, Parker, AZ, June 17-18.

House, P.K., 2003, Stratigraphic Evidence of the Late Cenozoic Inception and Evolution of the Lower Colorado River in Mohave Valley (NV, CA, and AZ), University of Arizona Geosciences Colloquium, Tucson, AZ, October 9, 2003.

House, P.K., 2003, The Birth of the Lower Colorado River—Proof from the Tip of Nevada, Utah State University, Department of Geology, Logan, UT, October 20, 2003.

House, P.K., 2003, The Birth of the Lower Colorado River—Proof from the Tip of Nevada, Idaho State University, Department of Geosciences, Pocatello, ID, October, 21, 2003.

House, P.K., 2003, The Birth of the Lower Colorado River—Proof from the Tip of Nevada, University of Nevada, Department of Geosciences, Las Vegas, NV, November 19, 2003.

2001

House, P.K., 2001, The value of geological information for realistically evaluating flood hazards on desert piedmonts: A case study from Laughlin, Nevada: Arid West Conference: The State of Floodplain Management in Arid Regions, February 21-23, Albuquerque, NM (invited)

1999

House, P.K., 1999, Lessons learned from paleoflood stratigraphy in the Verde River Basin, Arizona: in M.A. Hassan, editor, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Drainage Basin Dynamics and Morphology, May 22-29, 1999, Jerusalem, Israel, p. 27.

1994 

House, P.K., 1994, Important hydrological and geological characteristics of extreme winter flooding in Arizona, 1993: Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Graduate Theses

House, P.K., 1996, Reports on applied paleoflood hydrological investigations in western and central Arizona: [Ph.D. thesis], University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 356 p. Graduate Advisor: Dr. Victor R. Baker

House, P.K., 1991, Paleoflood hydrology of the principal canyons of the southern Tortolita Mountains, southeastern Arizona: [MS prepublication manuscript], University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 21 p., Graduate Advisor: Dr. Victor R. Baker

Authored Online Resources

Geological Gigapan Photography

House, P.K., 2009, Intracanyon lava flows at Rinehart Cliffs, Owyhee River, OR, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30964/

House, P.K., 2009, Jackson Hole and Intracanyon Lava, Owyhee River, OR, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30868/

House, P.K., 2009, Double Spring Landslide Complex, Owyhee River, Oregon, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30814/

House, P.K., 2009, View to Rinehart Cliffs and The Hole in The Ground, Owyhee River, OR, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/30647/

House, P.K., 2009, Iron Point, Owyhee River, Oregon, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/24858/

House, P.K., 2009, Lower Reach of the Middle Owyhee River, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/24823/

House, P.K., 2009, The Hole in the Ground looking West, Owyhee River, OR, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/24805/

House, P.K., 2009, Intracanyon lavas at Deer Park, Owyhee River, OR, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/24777/

House, P.K., 2009, Owyhee River from Artillery Rim, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/24697/

House, P.K., 2009, Laughlin Bluffs, Detail of Pyramid Gravel, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/19796/

House, P.K., 2009, Southern Cottonwood Valley, Nevada and Arizona, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/19303/

House, P.K., 2009, Pleistocene Stratigraphy of the Colorado River near Cottonwood Cove, NV, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/19225/

House, P.K., 2009, Chemuheuvi Formation, Davis Dam bluffs, Nevada, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/19147/

House, P.K., 2009, Birth of the lower Colorado River: The Pyramid Gravel, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/18077/

House P.K., 2009, Late Pleistocene stratigraphy of the lower Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada (detail), Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/19225/

House, P.K., 2009, Petroglyph panel, Grapevine Canyon, Nevada, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/17959/

House, P.K., 2009, Pleistocene Stratigraphy of the Colorado River near Laughlin, NV, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/17900/

House, P.K., 2009, Northern end of the Newberry Mountain Range, NV, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/17817/

House, P.K., 2009, Base of the Bullhead alluvium, Laughlin, Nevada, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/17472/

House, P.K., 2009, Birth of the lower Colorado River near Laughlin Nevada, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/15301/

House, P.K., 2009, Newberry Mountain area, Nevada, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/15286/

House, P.K., 2009, Holocene Stratigraphy Detail. Truckee River, Sparks, NV, Gigapan Image hosted at Gigapan.org, http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/15020/

University Teaching and Related Activities

Instructor, UNR Summer Geology Field Course, Quaternary mapping section, 1998-2005, 2009-10

Work-study supervision: 2 students in 2009;  8 students in 2010.

Instructor, Graduate course in Principles of Fluvial Geomorphology, Dept. of Geol. Sci., UNR 1998. 

Co-Instructor, Graduate course in Paleohydrology, Dept. of Geological Sciences, UNR, 1997.

Noteworthy Professional Activities

Participant / Volunteer Speaker/ USGS Geologic Division Representative. on the 2011 U.S. Bureau of Reclamation ‘River Review’ of the Lower Colorado River, Yuma to Hoover Dam, May 1-3, 2011

Co-organizer of CREVOL2: Second Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of the Colorado River, May 24-26, 2010, Flagstaff, Arizona. https://sites.google.com/site/crevolution2/

Primary Convener, Pardee Keynote Symposium at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2009, 'Google Earth to Geoblogs: Digital Innovations in the Geosciences' 

Co-convener, Technical Session T160, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, 2009, 'From Virtual Globes to Geoblogs: Digital Innovations in Geoscience Research, Education, and Outreach. 

Field trip leader, Geological Society of American Annual Meeting 2005, ‘Birth of the Lower Colorado River—Stratigraphic and geomorphic evidence for its inception near the conjunction of Nevada, Arizona, and California’ 

Co-convener, Technical Session T56, Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, 2005, ‘Carving the Western Landscape—The Evolution of the Colorado River from Source to Sink’ 

Principal Physical Science Adviser (Geomorphology and Hydrology), Bill Williams River Ecosystems Flow Workshop, Tempe, Arizona, March 16-18, 2005 

Co-convener, 3rd International Paleoflood Conference, Hood River, Oregon, July-Aug 2003 

Field trip co-leader, Geology of Lake Lahontan,  INQUA2003, Reno, NV

Participatory Peer Review Panel: DOE/INEEL Paleoflood Assessment Project, 2001-2003 

Member, Scientific Evaluation Panel, NSF- Nevada Science Teacher Education Project, 2000. 

Member, Cultural Resource Program Research Protocol Evaluation Panel, Geomorphology Group, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, 2000. 

Co-convener, Pardee Keynote Symposium at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, 2000, 'Causes and Consequences of Floods' 

Co-organizer, USGS/AZGS/NBMG Sponsored workshop on Sediments and Sedimentary processes along the lower Colorado River corridor, Sept. 26–28, 2000, Flagstaff, Arizona. 

Sole Convener, 2nd International Paleoflood Conference, Prescott, Arizona, Sept. 27–Oct. 1, 1999. 

Co-convener, 1st International Paleoflood Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona, May 19–22, 1992.