Kleinfelder partnered with Monmouth County through all phases of restoration in the Ramanessin Brook watershed, from diagnostic modeling through implementation of specific stormwater retrofits. The project illustrates the use of Federal Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Program funding to develop meaningful diagnostic tools, which then attracted additional funding for implementation.
Kleinfelder developed hydrologic, hydraulic, and nonpoint source pollutant loading models of the watershed in order to direct retrofits to areas that can produce the most environmental benefit. We identified and prioritized five individual project sites based on effectiveness, access to site, cost, and maintenance. Our best management practices focus on treating runoff in the smaller water quality events and protecting against instream erosion.