Assisted the Lake County SMC in finalizing an IEPA funded Watershed Based Implementation Plan. The project was unique and challenging due to its location in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
Roles included developing an action and implementation strategy and plan in addition to performing advanced GIS analysis and mapping. Northwater built a custom GIS-based pollution load model, identified over 150 site-specific implementation projects and calculated the expected pollution load reductions associated with recommended practices. A critical area analysis was also performed using GIS to identify areas in the watershed that would achieve the greatest benefits from project implementation. Northwater also conducted a field assessment of watershed conditions and coordinated with local landowners and stakeholders.