Bruce Campbell

Biography

Currently serves as the Groundwater Specialist for the USGS South Carolina Water Science Center in Columbia, SC. Have 25+ years experience in geology and groundwater hydrology and have specialized in numerical simulation of groundwater flow and solute transport. Much of this work has focused on the groundwater resources of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Have had several overseas assignments including a 2 year project in Cyprus and a project in Saudia Arabia.

 

Education

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina

Bachelor of Science, Geology, 1979

University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri

Masters of Science, Environmental Geology, 1982

 

Professional Work Experience

United States Geological Survey, Columbia, SC

Hydrologist, Water Science Center Ground-Water Specialist, 2002-Present

Extensive experience in conducting and overseeing ground-water modeling investigations ranging from individual sites to multi-state regional scales. Proficient with USGS MODFLOW code and attendant packages. Knowledgeable with various parameter-estimation techniques involving PEST, UCODE, and MODFLOWP software.

Project Chief – Ground-Water Availability of the Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifers of North and South Carolina 2004-2007: Chief of project funded by the USGS Office of Ground Water, Ground-Water Resources Program. Primary project objectives are to construct and calibrate regional a regional ground-water flow model of the aquifer and confining units of the North and South Carolina Coastal Plain. Also, a new hydrostratigraphic framework for the South Carolina Coastal Plain was developed and units were correlated at the NC-SC border.

Provides expert technical guidance to Section and Field Headquarters personnel in designing and documenting projects to study, interpret and report on ground-water problems in South Carolina. Serves as senior staff hydrologist with expertise in hydrology, geology, and geophysics. Responsible for review of all District proposals and reports with a ground-water element. Continually reviews basic data collection procedures and analytical methods and recommends and implements new procedures and methods for compliance with Water Science Center and Division policies. Serves as District expert on ground-water hydrology and principal advisor to the Water Science Center Director on ground-water issues. Assists the Southeast Regional Ground-water Specialist with report reviews and training courses.

United States Geological Survey, Nicosia, Cyprus

Diplomatic Attache’, 2001-2002

Project Team Leader for water-resources database development project for both Greek and Turkish Cypriot water-management agenciesCoordinated closely with personnel from the participating Cypriot water agencies to ensure the database design, development, and implementation will meet local needs relative to computational procedures, and design and development of the database. Coordinated closely with the U.S. Embassy project liaison person in the Embassy Economics Office and the U.S. Agency for International Development project liaison to keep them fully apprised of the status of project implementation. Directed the development of technical training associated with the project, such as basic computer use, developing database systems, database quality assurance, database management, data manipulation, GIS, ground-water modeling and basic and advanced water-resources statistics. 

United States Geological Survey, Columbia, South Carolina

Hydrologist, GS-1315-13, 1989 - 2001

District Ground-water Specialist: Provides expert technical guidance to Section and Field Headquarters personnel in designing and documenting projects to study, interpret and report on ground-water problems in South Carolina. Serves as senior staff hydrologist with expertise in hydrology, geology, and geophysics. Responsible for review of all District proposals and reports with a ground-water element. Continually reviews basic data collection procedures and analytical methods and recommends and implements new procedures and methods for compliance with District and Division policies. Serves as District expert on ground-water hydrology and principal advisor to the District Chief on ground-water issues. Assists the Southeast Regional Ground-water Specialist with report reviews and training courses.

National Navy Program Coordinator: Responsible for developing and managing the USGS - Navy environmental program. Program elements include base-wide ground-water flow and solute transport modeling, intrinsic bioremediation evaluations, site assessments, RI/FS and RFI support and review, underground storage tank assessments and storm water runoff studies. DODEC National Meeting planning committee member. Coordinate projects in all USGS-WRD Regions and 12 Districts. Routinely work with Navy project managers, environmental regulators, and USGS staff to solve problems and help expand the program.

Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command  - USGS Program Coordinator: Combine all of the National Program elements along with custom training in ground-water hydrology and technical assistance to Navy Remedial Project Managers. Program funding at $2.3 million for FY-98 and $2.1 million for FY-99.

 

Project Chief: Managed the following ground-water resource investigations:

1) Geohydrology of the Cretaceous aquifer system in the Charleston, SC area;

2) Geohydrology of the Cretaceous aquifer system in the Florence, SC area;

3) Evaluation of Foster Creek, Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC;

4) Geohydrology and bioremediation potential of the National Park Service Dockside II site, Charleston, SC;

5) Evaluation of aquifer storage recovery within the Santee Limestone aquifer, Charleston, SC; and

6) Hydrogeology and simulation of ground-water flow in the surficial aquifer at Naval Station Charleston.

University of South Carolina Geology Department, Columbia, SC

Masters Thesis Committee member

University of Charleston Geology Department, Charleston, SC

Adjunct Faculty, 1992 – 1995

Taught Hydrogeology and Historical Geology. Lead field trips and give presentations on USGS project work.

Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC

Hydrologist 1986-1989

Envirodyne Engineers, Inc., Aiken, South Carolina

Geologist 1984 – 1986

Kenwill, Inc., Maryville, Tennessee

Geologist 1982-1984

 

Registered Professional Geologist - South Carolina and Georgia

Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers – Member

Carolina Geological Society – Member and Board of Directors 2007

 

Publications

Landmeyer, J.E., and Campbell, B.G., 2014, Assessment of ethylene dibromide, dibromochloropropane, other volatile organic compounds, radium isotopes, radon, and inorganic compounds in groundwater and spring water from the Crouch Branch and McQueen Branch aquifers near McBee, South Carolina, 2010–2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5114, 94 p. [Link]

Campbell, B.G., and Landmeyer, J.E., 2014, Groundwater availability in the Crouch Branch and McQueen Branch aquifers, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 1900-2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014–5050, 68 p. [Link]

Chapelle, Francis H.; Campbell, Bruce G.; Widdowson, Mark A.; Landon, Mathew K., 2013, Modeling the long-term fate of agricultural nitrate in groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley, California: Current perspectives in contaminant hydrology and water resources sustainability, [Link]

Landmeyer, J.E., Miller, S., Campbell, B.G., Vroblesky, D.A., Gill, A.C., and Clark, A.P., 2011, Investigation of the potential source area, contamination pathway, and probable release history of chlorinated-solvent-contaminated groundwater at the Capital City Plume Site, Montgomery, Alabama, 2008–2010: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011–5148, 53 p. [Link]

Campbell, B.G., and Coes, A.L., eds., 2010, Groundwater availability in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1773, 241 p., 7 pls

Petkewich, M.D., and Campbell, B.G., 2009, Simulation of reclaimed-water injection and pumping scenarios and particle-tracking analysis near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009–5185, 41 p.

Chapelle, Francis H.; Novak, John; Parker, John; Campbell, Bruce G.; Widdowson, Mark A., 2007. A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability of Monitored Natural Attenuation. Geological Survey (U.S.) Circular 1303, viii, 36 p. [Link]

Petkewich, Matthew D.; Campbell, Bruce G., 2007. Hydrogeology and Simulation of Ground-Water Flow near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina--Predevelopment, 2004, and Predicted Scenarios for 2030. Geological Survey (U.S.) Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5126, viii, 79 p. [Link]

Petkewich, Matthew D.; Parkhurst, David L.; Conlon, Kevin J.; Campbell, Bruce G.; Mirecki, June E., 2004. Hydrologic and Geochemical Evaluation of Aquifer Storage Recovery in the Santee Limestone/Black Mingo Aquifer, Charleston, South Carolina, 1998-2002. Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5046, 92 p. [Link]

Campbell, B. G.; Conlon, K. J.; Mirecki, J. E., 1997. Evaluation of aquifer storage recovery in the Santee Limestone/Black Mingo Aquifer near Charleston, South Carolina, 1993-95. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4283, viii, 89 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Campbell, B. G.; Petkewich, M. D.; Landmeyer, J. E.; Chapelle, F. H., 1996. Geology, hydrogeology, and potential of intrinsic bioremediation at the National Park Service Dockside II site and adjacent areas, Charleston, South Carolina, 1993-94. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4170, viii, 69 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Campbell, B. G.; van Heeswijk, Marijke, 1996. Ground-water hydrology, historical water use, and simulated ground-water flow in Cretaceous-age Coastal Plain aquifers near Charleston and Florence, South Carolina. U.S. Geological Survey ; Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4050, viii, 100 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Campbell, B. G.; van Heeswijk, Marijke , 1996. Documentation of model input and output values for the simulation of the ground-water flow system in the Cretaceous-age Coastal Plain aquifers of South Carolina. U.S. Geological Survey ; Earth Science Information Center, Open-File Reports Section [distributor], Open-File Report 96-212, 2 p. 1 computer disk ;3 1/2 in.

Campbell, B. G.; Gohn, G. S., 1994. Stratigraphic framework for geologic and geohydrologic studies of the subsurface Cretaceous section near Charleston, South Carolina. Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2273, 4 cross sections on 2 sheets ;sheets 86 x 107 cm., folded to 30 x 24 cm. +1 pamphlet (11 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.)

Stringfield, Whitney J.; Campbell, B. G., 1993. Potentiometric surfaces of November 1989 and declines in the potentiometric surfaces between November 1982 and November 1989 for the Black Creek and Middendorf Aquifers in South Carolina. Water-Resources Investigations Report 92-4000, 4 maps on 2 sheets ; each 37 x 45 cm., sheets 88 x 107 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm.

Chapelle, F. H., Novak, J., Parker, J., Campbell, B. G., Widdowson, M. A., 2007, A Framework for Assessing the Sustainability of Monitored Natural Attenuation: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1303, 36p.

Campbell, B.G., and A.L. Coes, 2007, Numerical Simulation of Ground-Water Flow within the Atlantic Coastal Plain Aquifers of North and South Carolina (abstract): Clemson University Hydrogeological Symposium

Petkewich, M.D., and Campbell, B.G., 2007, Hydrology and simulation of ground-water flow near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, predevelopment, 2004, and predicted scenarios for 2030: U. S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2007-5126, 90p.

Halford. K.J., and B.G. Campbell, 2004, A unique approach to estimating lateral anisotropy in complex geohydrologic environments: Journal of Hydraulic Research, vol. 42, p. 70-79.

Campbell, B.G., and T.R. Campbell, 2000, Hydrogeology and numerical simulation of ground-water flow in the surficial aquifer at the former Naval Station Charleston, SC:  Pacific Environmental Restoration Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 10pp.http://www.perc2000.org/private/proceedings/GWCostEst.htm

Mirecki, J.E., B.G. Campbell, K.J. Conlon and, M.D. Petkewich 1998, Solute changes during aquifer storage recovery testing in a limestone/clastic aquifer: Ground Water, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 394-403.

Campbell, B.G., K.J. Conlon, J.E. Mirecki, and M.D. Petkewich, 1997, Evaluation of aquifer storage recovery within the Santee Limestone / Black Mingo aquifer in the Charleston, South Carolina area: US Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 96-4283

Campbell, B.G., J.E. Mirecki, K.J. Conlon, and M.D. Petkewich, 1997, Evaluation of aquifer storage recovery within the Santee Limestone / Black Mingo aquifer near Charleston, South Carolina 1993-95: American Water Resources Association Proceedings, Conjunctive Use of Water Resources: Aquifer Storage Recovery, Long Beach, California, pp.231-240.

Campbell, B.G. and M. Van Heeswijk, 1996, Ground-water hydrology, historical water-use and simulation of transient ground-water flow in the Cretaceous age Coastal Plain aquifers near Charleston and Florence, South Carolina: US Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 96-4050.

Campbell, B.G., M.D. Petkewich, J.E. Landmeyer and F.H. Chapelle, 1996, Hydrogeology and intrinsic bioremediation potential of the National Park Service Dockside II site, Charleston, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 96-4170.

Campbell, B.G., M.D. Petkewich, J.E. Landmeyer and F.H. Chapelle, 1995, Hydrogeology and intrinsic bioremediation potential of a manufactured gas plant site, Charleston, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1108.

Mirecki, J.E., K.J. Conlon and B.G. Campbell, 1995, Geochemical evolution of injected municipal water during an aquifer storage and recovery project, Charleston, South Carolina: American Geophysical Union, Baltimore, Maryland.

Campbell, B.G., and G.S. Gohn, 1994, Framework for geologic and geohydrologic studies of the subsurface Cretaceous section in the Charleston, South Carolina area: US Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Investigation Report MF-2273, 2 sheets.

Stringfield, W. J. and B.G. Campbell, 1993, Potentiometric surfaces of November 1989 and declines in the potentiometric surfaces between November 1982 and November 1989 for the Black Creek and Middendorf aquifers of South Carolina: US Geological Survey Water Resources Investigation Report 92-4000, 2 sheets.

Campbell, B.G., 1992, Water-level declines in the Middendorf aquifer, Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties, South Carolina: American Water Resources Association National Symposium on the Future Availability of Ground Water Resources, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Gohn, G.S. and B.G. Campbell, 1991, Stratigraphic analysis of Cretaceous aquifers in the greater Charleston, South Carolina area: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs vol. 23.

Gohn ,G.S. and B.G. Campbell, 1991, Recent revisions to the stratigraphy of subsurface Cretaceous sediments in the Charleston, South Carolina area: South Carolina Geology vol. 34, nos. 1 and 2.