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 systems, model 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.
Chautauqua Lake and Watershed 5-Year Implementation Strategy
Anchor QEA assisted with prioritizing recommendations from the WMP, TMDL, and MMS and incorporating this information into a 5-year implementation strategy.Learn More About This Project
Colorado River Environmental Modeling System for the Highland Lakes, Texas
Anchor QEA has been a key consultant in the implementation of CREMs, from developing a master plan for the suite of models to calibrating and validating various watershed and water quality model components for five of the Highland Lakes.Learn More About This Project
A Nutrient Budget for Nueces Bay, Texas
Anchor QEA was selected by the Texas Water Development Board on behalf of a local stakeholder committee to develop a conceptual site model and nitrogen budget for Nueces Bay. This involved identifying and quantifying nitrogen sources and losses during historical and present conditions based on available data, model output, and literature.Learn More About This Project
A Linked Hydrodynamic Harmful Algal Bloom Model of Impaired Island Embayments
Anchor QEA worked with Dr. Christopher Gobler at Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences for the Town of Southampton, New York, to develop a linked hydrodynamic HAB eutrophication model for Moriches, Quantuck, and Shinnecock bays.Learn More About This Project