Dan Ault has managed a wide variety of engineering projects ranging in scope from feasibility studies to large-scale dam and reservoir design over the last four decades. His areas of expertise include water rights, water resources engineering, surface and groundwater hydrology, river basin operation studies, hydraulic design, and dam design.
Dan has been active in the planning and design of municipal, agricultural, and domestic water supplies. In the water rights and water resources engineering fields, he has managed surface and groundwater hydrology studies, water rights analyses, water quality analyses, financial and economic feasibility studies for water rights, reservoir operation studies, computer modeling of river systems, and groundwater modeling. He has provided expert witness testimony in water rights and resources litigation as well as general consultation to municipal and private water users, water and sanitation districts, ditch companies, and water users associations.
In the civil engineering field, Dan has managed a wide array of feasibility studies, preliminary designs, final designs, and construction engineering for pipelines, open channel canals, spillways, dams, reservoirs, pump stations, and a range of hydraulic structures. In combination with his water rights experience, his civil design experience has been applied successfully to the development of numerous raw water supply systems for a variety of water users.