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Christian Schmidt


Christian is the Deputy Director of the USGS Idaho Water Science Center in Boise. Since 2008, he has worked in the northern Rockies on water quantity and quality issues in groundwater and surface water. He is most interested in better assessing issues of non-stationarity on western water resources and the impacts of changes in water quantity on water quality. 


M.S., Watershed Hydrology, 2008, SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry

B.S., Forest Resources Management/Environmental Forest Biology, 2003, SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestr​y