Watershed Sciences

A watershed is a complex and valuable ecosystem that includes the land, plants, animals, and network of streams within it. Streams and other urban waterways are increasingly recognized as critical environmental systems supporting interdependent uses and values. To achieve long-lasting success on stream-restoration projects demands a comprehensive understanding of the physical and biological processes occurring within a channel and the adjacent riparian areas.

Our solutions protect a lake, river, or stream by managing the entire watershed that drains into it

WK Dickson evaluates the entire contributing watershed for each of our restoration projects. This investigation provides team members with a more inclusive understanding of the channel dynamics, and allows us to examine the indirect, yet ongoing, impacts within the channel’s reach that are often the cause of stream bank failure. Water Resource Management has always been a major practice area for WK Dickson, hinging on continuously evolving cutting-edge technical solutions.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Natural Restoration Management
  • Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Watershed Assessment
  • Land Revitalization
  • Natural River Classification
  • Long-term Monitoring & Analysis
  • Wetland Design & Construction
  • Structural BMPs
  • Wetland Delineation
  • River Assessment & Monitoring
  • Comprehensive Watershed Planning & Design
  • Erosion Assessment

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