We specialize in assessing stream channels and water bodies to design improvements with lasting environmental benefits. Our expertise includes:
Rivers & Streams — Unstable stream channels can threaten nearby properties or structures, and the ongoing erosive cycle of streambank undercutting and sloughing degrades water quality. Sediment from bank erosion and upstream development can eventually fill lakes and ponds located downstream, severely affecting water quality and habitat.
Our staff specializes in assessing stream channels and water bodies and designing improvements with long-term benefits through a variety of services:
Lakes & Ponds — Over time, lakes and ponds can transition from regional attractions to nuisances. Sedimentation due to upstream and shoreline erosion causes turbidity and loss of depth, affecting fish and other aquatic species. Pollutants and nutrients entering the water lead to algae and vegetation issues.
With a focus on reestablishing pond depth, restoring water quality, and addressing issues upstream, our expertise includes:
Dams — All dams require maintenance, upgrades, and eventual removal. We can help evaluate the condition of your dam and assist with required maintenance and upgrades.
While relatively rare, new dams can be built to create water features, provide water supply, create habitat, or improve flow equalization.
In recent years, a strong movement has developed to promote the removal of old dams in order to reduce hazards to people and animals, improve stream health and habitat, reduce the burden of maintenance to owners, and provide recreational opportunities.
Our team provides cost-effective mitigation for low head dams and is ready to help with your dam project.