Kleinfelder has always stressed the importance of comprehensive watershed assessment. Our data collection programs are designed to capture the collective impact of all sources of pollutants in a given study area. Our modeling efforts consider both point and nonpoint sources. While we understand and emphasize that point sources and nonpoint sources operate differently and over different timeframes in watersheds, we simultaneously believe and emphasize that point source allocations should not be made without regard to their interaction with nonpoint sources, and that stringent point source limitations should not be enacted without corresponding controls on interacting nonpoint sources.
Kleinfelder is strategically positioned and qualified to conduct watershed studies, and assist both permittees and regulatory agencies in implementing a watershed permitting and management program. Our unique combination of experience and qualifications in both the regulatory and scientific aspects of the permitting process is unequaled. We have the necessary expertise in the hydraulic and hydrologic aspects of watershed management, which is essential to issues of water supply and pollutant transport. Our staff is experienced in both the basic science of these disciplines and the use of mathematical models applicable to analyzing such issues.
In New Jersey, Kleinfelder is a leader in the completion of "nutrient studies," which were truly the first watershed management studies used to determine wasteload allocations. This leadership has resulted in Kleinfelder selection by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to complete New Jersey's first comprehensive watershed total maximum daily load (TMDL) studies, in the Passaic and Raritan watersheds.