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Kevin McCoy

Engineering Geologist
Engineering Geology
1801 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-384-2632

Specialties: geologic hazards, landslides, post-wildfire debris flows, GIS modeling, land-use reviews

McCoy, K., Fitzgerald, F.S., and Morgan, M., 2016, County-wide Debris-Flow Susceptibility Mapping in Colorado: Program overview and Methods Summary:  Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol., 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-283839.

McCoy, K., Krasko, V., Santi, P., Kaffine, D., and Rebennack, S. (2016). Minimizing economic impacts from post-fire debris flows in the western United States. Natural Hazards. Online March 2016.

McCoy, K.M. (2015). A Method for Quantitative Economic Risk Assessment of Post-Fire Debris Flows. PhD Thesis, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado.

McCoy, K., Zimbron, J., Sale, T. and Lyverse, M. (2014).  Measurement of Natural Losses of LNAPL Using CO2 Traps.  Groundwater, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 658-667.  Online July 2014.

McCoy, K., Daniel K., and Vitaliy K. (2014). “GIS Modeling to Assess Economic Risk from Post-Fire Debris-Flows”.  Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference 2014. Vol. 9.  ASCE Publications.

McCoy, K., and Santi, P. (2014). “Summary Report – Stability Analysis of Upper Block, West Salt Creek Landslide, Mesa County, Colorado.”  Project Report Prepared for Mesa County, Colorado, August 27.

McCoy, K.M. (2012). “Resolving Natural Losses of LNAPL Using CO2 Traps”.  Unpublished MS Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.


Debris-flow runout modeling and susceptibility mapping, Age dating of debris flow, rock avalanche, and large mass-wasting deposits.


Colorado Geological Survey, Golden, CO, Oct 2015 – present

MWH Americas, Inc., California and Colorado, 2004-2009; part time 2009-2015


Ph.D., Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO,  2015.

M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2012.

B.S., Earth Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 2004.