Director / Ecohydrologist
Chris Campbell has more than nineteen years of engineering and project management experience with an emphasis in eco-hydraulics and eco-hydrology. He specializes in hydrodynamics, physical hydrology, sediment transport, geomorphology, water resources, and ecosystem restoration. As a Director at cbec, Chris applies his technical experience in numerical modeling and field studies to projects ranging from tidally influenced rivers and estuaries, to lowland alluvial rivers and seasonal wetlands. Chris also directs and performs a range of field studies to include topographic and bathymetric surveying, water quality monitoring, climate monitoring, flow gaging, sediment characterization, and sediment transport sampling. Chris directs and provides quality control for 1D, 2D, and 3D numerical modeling using a range of public and proprietary software packages (e.g., HEC-RAS, MIKE 11/21, TUFLOW, Delft3D, FLOW-3D, FEFLOW).
Chris has worked on a range of ecosystem restoration and mitigation projects with an emphasis on vernal pool, floodplain habitat, and tidal wetland restoration. Chris is considered one of the leading authorities on habitat restoration in the Sacramento Valley and North Delta. Chris has a long and active history of work in the Sutter and Yolo Bypasses on various data collection, restoration, and mitigation projects. These include field data collection efforts to support model development and restoration design; hydrodynamic model development, alternatives evaluation, and design support for the multiple notable projects. Chris also has a long history of work in the North Delta and Cache Slough Complex on a range of tidal habitat restoration projects. Mr. Campbell aims to deliver practical process-based solutions to multi-objective habitat projects in degraded and agricultural landscapes for the conservation, enhancement, and rehabilitation of aquatic, wetland, and terrestrial ecosystems.