Camela (Cam) Carstarphen


Hydrogeologist—Associate Professor
Phone: (406) 496-4633
Email: ccarstarphen@mtech.edu
MBMG—Butte
1300 West Park Street
Butte, MT 59701


Education

1991—M.S., Geosciences Department, Oregon State University
1989—B.A., Physical Geography/Geology, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Biography & Research Interests

Hi, I have been a member of the Ground Water Assessment Program crew since 1994, focusing my work within the Ground Water Characterization efforts. I have recently launched precipitation collection research that is fondly called the Montana Precipitation Isotope Network. This focuses on analysis of the stable water isotopes but has also included some Tritium analysis.

Mostly I thrive on bringing my love of sedimentology and stratigraphy to their interface with groundwater across Montana's basins and valleys.

Date Citation
10/14/2022 Carstarphen, C., and Timmer, J., 2022, Montana Precipitation Isotope Network (MTPIN): report of pilot network data: Presented at the American Water Resources Association, Butte, Montana.
10/12/2022 Carstarphen, C., Timmer, J., Bolhuis, K., and Gardner, P.W., 2022, Montana's Precipitation Isotope Network (MTPIN): Data and Protocol Lessons from Montana Bureau of Mines And Geology's (MBMG) Ground Water Assessment Program (GWAP): Presented at Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colo.
10/19/2017 Carstarphen, C., 2017, Groundwater Quality of the Intermontana Basins, Gallatin and Madison Counties, Southwest Montana: Poster Presentation at the American Water Resources Association, Montana Section 2017 Conference, Helena, Montana, October 19, 2017.
10/13/2016 Carstarphen, C., and LaFave, J., 2016, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology's Groundwater Assessment Program Fluoride Concentrations in Montana's Groundwater: Poster Presentation at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
10/13/2016 Carstarphen, C., and Wheaton, J., 2016, Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology's Groundwater Investigation Program The Lolo Creek Watershed Groundwater Investigation: Poster Presentation at the MT AWRA Conference, Fairmont, Montana, October 13, 2016.
9/14/2016 Carstarphen, C.A., 2016, GWIP in the Lolo Watershed: Presented at the Lolo Watershed Symposium, Lolo, Montana, September 14, 2016.
4/23/2016 Carstarphen, C.A., 2016, Informational Outreach: Presented at the Lolo Watershed's Spring Watershed Fair, Lolo, Montana, April 23, 2016.
4/4/2016 Carstarphen, C.A., 2016, Fluoride Map: Presented at the 2016 Intermountain GIS Conference, Great Falls, Montana, April 4-7, 2016.
10/7/2015 Carstarphen, C.A., 2015, Ground Water Assessment Program Statewide Data Collection and Delivery: Poster Presentation at the American Water Resources Association, Missoula, Montana, October 7-9, 2015.
10/8/2014 Carstarphen, C.A., 2014, Wells, Springs, and Streams Visited During the Gallatin-Madison Groundwater Characterization Study: Poster Presentation at the Montana American Water Resources Association Meeting, Kalispell, Montana, October 8, 2014.
6/12/2014 Carstarphen, C.A., 2014, Montana Radon: Presented to MDEQ Conference Meeting, Helena, Montana, June 12, 2014.
5/27/2014 Carstarphen, C.A., 2014, Characterization Work in GWCP09: Presented to the Boulder Watershed, May 27, 2014.
4/11/2013 Carstarphen, C.A., 2013, Seed Grant Requirements: Presented to the Upper Yellowstone Watershed Group, Emigrant, Montana, April 11, 2013.
1/24/2013 Carstarphen, C.A., 2013, Seed Grant Requirements: Presented to the Boulder Watershed Group, McLeod, Montana, January 24, 2013.
Year Citation
2015 Carstarphen, C.A., 2015, Montana Ground Water Assessment Program - Statewide Data Collection and Delivery: Poster Presentation at Clark Fork River Symposium, Missoula, Montana, April 23-24, 2015.
2014 Carstarphen, C.A., 2014, Water-Levels in the Alluvial Aquifer, Upper West Bench, Red Lodge, Montana: Released Information Pamphlet.
2004 Carstarphen, C.A., Mason, D.C., Smith, L.N., Lafave, J.I., and Richter, M.G., 2004, Data for Water Wells Visited During the Upper Clark Fork River Area Ground-Water Characterization Study: Deer Lodge, Granite, Powell, and Silver Bow Counties, Upper Clark Fork River Basin Steering Committee, 1994: Upper Clark Fork River Basin Water Management Plan, Helena, MT.