The Anchor QEA team of water resource engineers, scientists, and planners are proven leaders in water resources through the development of successful solutions for flood reduction, water supply, instream flow, and related water resource issues. We solve some of the most challenging and complex water and environmental issues using an interdisciplinary approach that engages our team’s expertise in civil and hydraulic engineering, hydrology, fisheries and wetland biology, geomorphology, planning and permitting, water quality, landscape architecture, cost estimating and facilitation of public processes. We routinely take projects from planning through design, permitting, and construction.
Our water resource engineering expertise includes hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and design services in support of a variety of water resources projects. Our design experience includes habitat restoration, pipelines, reservoirs, flow control and diversion structures, levees, culvert crossings, canals, tide gates, intakes, screens and pump stations, fish passage, dam removals, stormwater management facilities, and other hydraulic structures and components.
Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resources Management Plan
The Yakima River Basin encompasses 6,155 square miles and includes portions of four counties in Central Washington. Anchor QEA has been helping the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington State Department of Ecology investigate water supply and fish enhancement alternatives.Learn More About This Project
Chehalis Basin Strategy
Anchor QEA led preparation and analysis of a comprehensive long-term set of actions to reduce flood damage and restore aquatic species habitat in the 2,700 square mile Chehalis River Basin.Learn More About This Project
Methow River Restoration Design
As part of a river restoration design, Anchor QEA assisted with improving habitat for Endangered Species Act-listed fish species in the river. We conducted an alternative assessment for six subreaches within a reach of the river and assisted with salmon habitat enhancement.Learn More About This Project
Icicle Creek Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy
Chelan County Natural Resources Department and the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River (OCR) convened the Icicle Work Group (IWG) in 2014, which is comprised of stakeholders in the Icicle Creek Subbasin. Members of the IWG are working together to develop an integrated approach to solving water resources challenges in the Icicle“Icicle Creek Integrated Water Resources Management Strategy”Learn More About This Project