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Rodney R Caldwell

Rod Caldwell is a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center.

His professional career is based on working with USGS colleagues, scientists from other agencies, resource managers, and the public to design and implement scientific investigations to increase the understanding of hydrologic systems while providing needed information for resource management.

He began his career with the USGS in 1990 in Oregon and transferred to Montana in 1998 and has since worked on hydrologic investigations in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming. He was the National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins Groundwater Specialist from 1998 to 2004. He was the Water-Use Specialist for the Western United States from 2016 to 2020. He has been a project hydrologist for several geologic framework, groundwater assessment, groundwater/surface-water interaction, and water-quality studies. Current work includes the Hydrologic Assessment of the Blackfeet Reservation and the Clark Fork Superfund projects.

Professional Experience

  • 1998-present Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Helena, MT

  • 1990-1998 Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Oregon Water Science Center, Portland, OR

  • 1988-1989, Scientific Investigator, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Geology/Geohydrology, Portland State University, 1993

  • B.S. Geology, University of Illinois, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • U.S. Department of the Interior, Safety and Health Award of Excellence, 2015

  • U.S. Geological Survey, Safety and Occupational Health Award of Excellence, 2015

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