Research Team Bios

Christian Carleton
Research Engineer/Hydrologist
Christian Carleton
  • MS, Civil Engineering (Water Resources Concentration), California State University, Sacramento, 2013
  • MS, Hydrologic Sciences, University of California,
    , 2002
  • BS, Environmental Biology and Management (Water Resources Emphasis), University of California,
    Davis, 1998
  • Professional Hydrologist (PH)
  • Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality (CPSWQ)
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment
    Control (CPESC)
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Research Engineer/Hydrologist, Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento, 2008–present
  • Surface water hydrology and water quality
  • Hydrologic, stormwater, and erosion control studies
  • Hydrologic data analysis, modeling, and measurements
  • Hydrologic methods
Associate Hydrologist/Project Manager, Foothill Associates, Rocklin, CA, 2003–2008
  • Water quality monitoring programs
  • NPDES General Construction site permit compliance
  • Water resources monitoring data
  • Hydrologic analysis for stream and wetland restoration designs
  • Stream geomorphic analysis
  • GIS hydrologic data analysis and modeling
  • Watershed and other water-related management plans
Professional Interests: Stormwater impacts on surface water hydrology, open channel hydraulics, and water quality; pollutant source and transport pathway identification; stochastic processes; fluvial geomorphology; hydromodification; low impact design/development; hydrologic and erosion control training