Watershed Management Plans

The goal of watershed assessment and management is to improve our waterways by incorporating global strategies for improving water quality. These improvements help our clients to meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s Total Maximum Daily Load requirements which are usually referred to as TMDLs, and other National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) requirements.

We begin by assessing existing conditions today; both physical and biological, in the watershed then use that information as a base to create an assessment along with information from previous studies and GIS databases. From all of that information, we begin identifying potential improvements and creating a plan that also incorporates community involvement and buy-in.

For TMDL impairments and others, our AMT team can provide a pollutant load analysis that will identify the location, quantity and magnitude of the dominant pollutant contributors in the watershed under existing and future conditions. Depending on the level of remediation needed, the plan can include anything from programmatic to non-structural and structural best management practices to improve each watershed with community education and public engagement involving stakeholders.

Our team has extensive experience in a variety of pollutant loads characterization methods including the Simple Method, pollutant rating curves, and deterministic water quality models such as SWMM, HSPF, QUAL2E, and WASP.

Our team has extensive experience in a variety of pollutant loads characterization methods including the Simple Method, pollutant rating curves, and deterministic water quality models such as SWMM, HSPF, QUAL2E, and WASP.