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DAVID M. SCHMIDT 

Senior Hydrologist and Water Rights Specialist

Dave manages projects, provides field services, and frequently serves as an expert in the fields of water rights and hydrology. He has 38 years of experience in water right issues across the western U.S. through employment with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation in Helena, Missoula, Lewistown, Kalispell and as a Regional Water Rights Specialist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 6, Denver CO.  Dave specializes in the defense of historic water right claims, water rights permitting, water marketing, valuation of specific water rights, litigation support conversion of existing water rights to in stream flow and expert witness testimony. Dave has been in private consulting practice, for the past 19 years, and was the founder of the former Water Right Solutions, Inc.

B.A., Geography/Geology, University of Montana