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Andrew Bobst
Senior Research Hydrogeologist, GWIP


Andrew BobstProfessional Experience

2015Present,  Senior Research Hydrogeologist
20092015, Associate Research Hydrogeologist – Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology, Ground-Water Investigation Program, Butte, MT

20072009,  Fluids Geologist – US Bureau of Land Management, Mineral Resources Division, Miles City, MT

20012007,  Hydrologist – US Bureau of Land Management, Renewable Resources Division, Miles City, MT

20002001 Geologist – IT Corporation, West Chester, PA

 

Education

M.A. Geology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

B.A. Geology, University of Minnesota–Morris, Morris, MN

 

Interests

Managed Aquifer Recharge

Groundwater–Surface Water Interactions

Impacts from Coalbed Methane development on water resources

 

 

 

 


Outside Publications/Presentations

Bobst, A., Butler, J., Carlson, L., and Shirley, M., 2014, Groundwater and surface-water interaction within the Boulder River Valley: American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) – Kalispell, MT, Abstract with Program.

Brancheau, N., and Bobst, A., 2014, Estimating mountain front recharge in the Waterloo area of the Upper Jefferson Valley: American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) – Kalispell, MT, Abstract with Program.

Bobst, A., and Fleener, S., 2014, Development of a MODFLOW Tool for Delineation of Stream Depletion Zones: Geological Society of America – Rocky Mountain/Cordilleran Section, Abstracts with Programs.

Bobst, A., and Waren, 2014, Sources of nitrate in groundwater in the North Hills and Scratchgravel Hills: Nitrate in Montana Hydrologic Systems Conference, Helena, MT, Abstract with Program.

Godfrey, L.V., Chan, L.-H., Alonso, R.N., Lowenstein, T.K., McDonough, W.F, Houston, J., Li, J., Bobst, A. and Jordan, T.E., 2013, The role of climate in the accumulation of lithium-rich brine in the Central Andes; Applied Geochemistry, v. 38, pgs 92-102.

Bobst, A., 2013, Investigation of the source of water for Cold Spring – Boulder River Valley, Montana, American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) – Bozeman, MT, Abstract with Program.

Carlson, L., Bobst, A., and Butler, J., 2013, Modeling managed recharge and base-flow enhancement in an unconsolidated aquifer in the Boulder River Valley, Montana, American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) – Bozeman, MT, Abstract with Program.

Fleener, S., and Bobst, A., 2013, Development of a MODFLOW tool to automate delineation of Stream Depletion Zones, American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) – Bozeman, MT, Abstract with Program.

Shirley, M., and Bobst, A., 2013, Estimating gaining and losing reaches of the Boulder River using geochemical modeling (poster), American Water Resources Association (Montana Section) – Bozeman, MT, Abstract with Program.

Bobst, A.L., Wheaton, J.R., Metesh, J.J., and Meredith, E.L., 2009, An overview of conceptual and quantitative model of groundwater impacts from CBM development in the Powder River Basin, southeastern Montana, and comparison to monitoring data, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Meredith, E.L., Wheaton, J.R., and Bobst, A.L., 2009, Regional groundwater monitoring data: impacts from CBM development in the Powder River Basin, southeastern Montana, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Wheaton, J., Bobst, A.L., and Brinck, E.L., 2007, Considerations for evaluating coalbed methane infiltration pond sites based on site studies in the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming, in Joint Conference of the 24th Annual Meetings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, June 2-7, 2007, Gillette, Wyoming, R. Barnhisel, Ed., 980 p.

Bobst, A.L., 2006, Development of a Coalbed Natural Gas regional surface water monitoring network in the Powder River Basin, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Clark, M.L., Lambing, J.H., and Bobst, A.L., 2005, Surface-water monitoring in watersheds of the Powder River Basin, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2005-3137, 4 p. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2005/3137/.

Bobst, A.L., and Wheaton, J., 2004, Geochemical evolution of CBNG water as it infiltrates & sitting of infiltration basins, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Wheaton, J., and Bobst, A.L., 2004, Development of a regional monitoring network to observe effects from CBNG development, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Bobst, A.L., and Wheaton, J., 2003, Sitting of CBNG Infiltration Basins, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Lowenstein, T.K., Hein, M.C., Bobst, A.L., Jordan, T.E., Ku, T.-L., and Luo, S., 2003, An assessment of stratigraphic completeness in climate-sensitive closed-basin lake sediments: Salar de Atacama, Chile.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 73, p. 91-104.

Bobst, A.L., Lowenstein, T.K., Jordan, T.E., Godfrey, L.V., Hein, M.C., Ku, T.-L. and Lou, S., 2001, A 106 ka paleoclimate record from drill core of the Salar de Atacama, northern Chile, Paleogeography, Paleoceanography, Paleoecology, v. 173, p. 21-42.

Hein, M.C., Lowenstein, T.K., Bobst, A.L., Jordan, T.E., Godfrey, L.V., Ku, T.-L., and Lou, S., 2000, A 106 kyr paleoclimate record from the Salar de Atacama, Chile: evidence for wet late glacial climates, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Godfrey, L.V., Jordan, T.E., Lowenstein, T.K., Li, J., Bobst, A.L., Hein, M.C., Ku, T.-L., and Lou, S., 2000, Stable isotope constraints on the transport of water to the Andes between 20° and 30°S during the last glacial cycle, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs.

Bobst, A., 2000, A 106 ka paleo climate record from the Salar de Atacama, northern Chile, Masters Thesis, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York, USA.

Bobst, A., 1997, Determination of the source of arsenic contamination in the ground waters of the Zimapan region, Hildago, Mexico, Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science, Abstracts with Programs.

Bobst, A., Mathiason, M.A., and Echols, R.T., 1997, Geochemical characterizations through the use of atomic absorption spectroscopy, American Chemical Society regional conference, Winnona, Minnesota, Abstracts with Programs.

Bobst, A., and Brugger, 1996, Paleohydrolic modeling of the catastrophic drainage of Glacial Lake East Fork, based on boulder accumulations, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho, Journal of the Minnesota Academy of Science, Abstracts with Programs.

Burgger, K.A., Bobst, A., and Evenson, E.B., 1996, A comparison of two mechanisms of ice-dam failure for the catastrophic drainage of Glacial Lake East Fork, Pioneer Mountains, Idaho, Geological Society of America conference (Rocky Mountain Section), Abstracts with Programs.