KYLE Groundwater, Inc., was founded in 2018 in response to demand for experienced and innovative hydrogeological solutions from our Southern California clients. We have established a local client base of engineers, water agencies, and purveyors and are continuing to grow. We have a reputation of approaching each of our projects with fresh eyes and providing a high-quality customized work product. We hold the philosophy that an honest, well-thought-out, innovative, and scientifically-based approach coupled with a high-quality work product, leads to success.
Russell Kyle, PG, CHG
President and Principal Hydrogeologist
Mr. Kyle has 20 years of experience with a wide variety of groundwater resource related projects for public and private clients within the western United States, Mexico, and Africa, with a focus on groundwater resources development in Southern California. The scope of his technical experience includes groundwater basin evaluations, water supply studies, well siting investigations, artificial recharge feasibility evaluations, well field condition assessments, well rehabilitation, desalination feedwater supply studies, and geophysical surveys. Over the course of his career he has been responsible for installation of more than 145 water supply wells and 70 monitoring wells and exploratory borings, including management of a team of field inspectors, coordination with drilling contractors and regulatory agencies, well design, and construction management. Recent notable projects include installation of a potable water supply wells for California Water Service Company, Golden State Water Company, and Long Beach Water Department, and development of well rehabilitation, replacement, prioritization plans for the Long Beach Water Department, California Water Service Company, and City of Riverside. He is also active within the water resources community and is currently serving as Chair to the American Water Works Association CA-NV Water Well Technology Committee, and as a voting member of the AWWA National Well Standards Committee.
Kimberly Makar, GIT
Ms. Makar is a geologist with six years of experience in the water resource and mining industries. She began her career as a manager of the dewatering program at an open-pit copper mine in Nevada, for which she was responsible for developing and executing multi-million-dollar groundwater dewatering programs. Since 2014 she has been providing professional consulting services to the water resources industry in Southern California with an emphasis on new well installation and well rehabilitation. Recent notable projects include regional well siting studies for the Long Beach Water Department and Puente Basin Water Agency, and rehabilitation of wells for the Indio Water Authority, Suburban Water Systems, City of Downey, and Long Beach Water Department. She is a member of the American Water Works Association CA-NV Water Well Technology Committee.