Phone: (605) 688-5610
Mailing Address:
Ag & Biosystems Engineering
Ag & Biosystems Engineering-Box 2120
Brookings, SD 57007


Christopher Hay

Volunteer Faculty

Specialty Area:
Agricultural Water Management
Areas of Study/Academic Interests:
Agricultural hydrology
PhD, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006 MS, Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Colorado State University, 2003 BS, Agricultural Engineering, Colorado State University, 1992
Teaching Responsibilities:
ABE 434 Natural Resources Engineering Graduate ABE water and climate courses
Research/Scholarship Responsibilities:
Hydrologic impacts of land and water use in agricultural areas, Subsurface drainage and water table management, Evapotranspiration, Impacts of climate change and variability on agricultural production systems and hydrology
Extension Responsibilities:
Agricultural water management Agricultural drainage Irrigation management
Professional Memberships:
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers American Society of Civil Engineers American Water Resources Association Soil and Water Conservation Society South Dakota Engineering Society
Committee Activities:
ASABE NRES-23 Drainage Group, Chair ASABE EOPD-208 Extension ASCE-EWRI Evapotranspiration in Irrigation and Hydrology Committee ASABE NRES-21 Hydrology Group ASABE NRES-244 Irrigation Management Committee
Awards & Honors:
Gamma Sigma Delta Award for Excellence in Extension, SDSU Chapter, 2014 Honorable Mention Paper Award, Irrigation and Drainage Council of ASCE-EWRI, 2011 Program Excellence Award for Subsurface Water Management Education, NDSU Extension Service, 2011 USDA National Needs Graduate Research Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2001–2003 Gamma Sigma Delta—The Honor Society of Agriculture