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Picayune Watershed Water Quality Feasibility Study

Environmental services, remediation, and revitalization to improve water quality and restore the Everglades

  • Naples, Florida

    Naples, Florida

This sub-regional water quality study included analysis, reports, and evaluating options to restore historical water flows

Historical water flows had declined in Collier-Seminole State Park, the Outstanding Florida Waters of the Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Cape Romano Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve. As a result, water quality in the area was also in need of improvement.

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) engaged our team to participate in a sub-regional water quality study. We first compiled and analyzed historic water quality data collected throughout the region and reviewed dozens of water quality improvement technologies relevant to South Florida. We also identified nutrient and sediment hotspots, quantified expected nutrient loads, and made initial recommendations on potentially feasible technologies for implementation. After compiling an Information Collection Summary Report, our team made several presentations to work groups and the public about potential treatment options. Potential solutions include spreader berms, sediment basins, constructed treatment wetlands, and polishing ponds.

We continue to work closely with the SFWMD team to evaluate options and find the optimal solution to ultimately restore historical water flows while improving water quality in the area.

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Meet Our Team

Becky Hachenburg, Vice President, Regional Water Sector Leader

So grateful to be able to combine my love for the natural environment, water, and engineering design into a rewarding career.
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Tim Hancock, Principal

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Amanda Ludlow, Principal

I use nature to seek out sustainable solutions to environmental problems.

Manuel Perez, Principal, GIS Manager

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Kelly Westover, Managing Consultant

Working with integrity means doing my best to meet client expectations, following through on commitments, and communicating proactively.

Becky Hachenburg

Vice President, Regional Water Sector Leader

Tim Hancock


Amanda Ludlow


Manuel Perez

Principal, GIS Manager

Kelly Westover

Managing Consultant

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