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Glenn G. Patterson


Hydrologist Geosciences

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 586-5196   Office: 540 Devon Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517

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Fields of Expertise

1.) Hydrology
2.) Watershed Restoration and Management

Areas of Interest

 Climate change and water resourcesColorado water law and policyDrinking water


Glenn received a BS in biology from the University of Chicago, a MS in watershed management from the University of Arizona, and a PhD in watershed science from CSU. He worked as a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey for 30 years, in California, Oregon, South Carolina, Reston (Virginia), and Colorado. He also served as an Advisor to the National Park Service Water Resources Division. Glenn has developed and teaches online courses in Watershed Management, Drinking Water, Water Resources Development, Water Law for Non-Lawyers, and Water Scarcity. He also has helped to develop and facilitate three water-related free Massive Open Online Courses for CSU.