Water Quality

Anchor QEA provides water quality services for freshwater, estuarine, and marine systems in a variety of regulatory frameworks. We design real-time and long-term water quality monitoring systemsmodel water quality under a variety of scenarios (working on sites that range from relatively pristine watersheds to developed, industrialized, and urban areas), and participate in major water quality studies throughout the United States.  

Anchor QEA staff have expertise in developing and evaluating total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) to effectively restore impaired waters that allow for achievement of water quality standards for a range of constituents including dissolved oxygen, nutrients, fecal coliform, toxics, and sediments. We are also actively engaged in understanding how to monitor and manage the occurrence of harmful algal blooms.