Christopher Woltemade

Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA, Pennsylvania 17257
Phone: 717-477-1143

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Research Disciplines: Research Interests:

Hydrology, flooding, water conservation, water quality, stream temperature, stream restoration, wetlands, fluvial geomorphology

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Woltemade is a professor of Geography-Earth Science at Shippensburg University where he teaches courses in hydrology, water resources management, and geology.  He has worked on watershed management and stream restoration projects in several U.S. states, Germany, and Nicaragua.  He is currently working on projects addressing the future of flooding in the Delaware River Basin and on application of water conservation efforts to improve low flow conditions for endangered salmonids in the Navarro River watershed, California.


My Ph.D. work brought together perspectives from geography, geology, and civil-environmental engineering to address issues at the nexus of hydrology and fluvial geomorphology.  I have continued to apply these perspectives to interdisciplinary problems for the past 25 years.

Other Research

2018-2020       Farm to water table:  Promoting water conservation BMPs for salmon in the Navarro watershed.  Collaborator with Mendocino County Resource Conservation District (CA).  National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, $301,195.

2017-2020       How will forest ecosystems and hydrologic processes in the Delaware River Basin be affected by climate change and land cover change? Co-PI with C Jantz, T Hawkins, S Drzyzga, S Goetz, and P Jantz. Delaware Watershed Research Fund, $486,000.

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