David J Holtschlag

I served as a hydrologist in the USGS Michigan Water Science Center beginning in 1976.  My primary interest is in statistical hydrology with applications in surface water and water quality.  I retired in 2018, but continue volunteering part time.


Recent Accomplishments


  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. in Forestry, 1974
  • University of Minnesota, M.S. Forest Hydrology, 1976
  • Michigan State University, M.S. System Science, 1990

Professional Studies/Experience


Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

  • American Statistical Association, Accredited Professional Statistician

Current Interest:

Attribution of trends in annual peak flows in the Midwest Region.  Spatial and spatio-temporal dependence of annual peak flows on antecedent precipitation and other potentially causal attributes. 

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

Scientific/Oral Presentations, Abstracts