Watershed Planning & Assessment

HW integrates our engineering expertise and scientific understanding to develop watershed plans and restoration strategies that consider a community’s water budget, infrastructure capacity, and master plans for future growth.  An important piece of the many of these watershed plans is the implementation of stormwater management improvements, such as bioretention facilities, constructed wetlands, sand filter applications and various retrofit designs for existing outdated infrastructure.  Another important piece of effective watershed planning is community engagement, translating technical issues relative to watershed restoration to the community, key stakeholders, and decision makers. 

Examples of some recent watershed planning projects are listed below:

Taunton River Watershed Management Plan
Watershed Restoration Planning at Six Sub-Embayments, Peconic Bay, NY
Salmon River Watershed: Evaluation of Municipal Policies and Regulations, CT
Watershed Restoration Management Plan for Rhode Island Salt Ponds
Comprehensive Watershed Management Plan for the East End of St. Croix, USVI

Contact Scott Horsley, LEED AP, Senior Environmental Scientist, at shorsley@horsleywitten.com for more information about our watershed planning and assessment services.