Northwater was responsible for the complete development of the Pigeon Creek Watershed Management Plan, funded by the State of Indiana. Technical roles included detailed watershed characterization, water quality data mining and analysis, a custom watershed pollution load model (SWAMM), critical areas analysis and identification of over 200 site-specific projects throughout the watershed. The critical area analysis and custom model incorporated advanced geostatistical analysis and helped identify areas in the watershed where project implementation would achieve the greatest water quality and flooding benefits.
Northwater also participated in stakeholder and public meetings, conducted a detailed field assessment of watershed conditions and coordinated and met with local landowners and stakeholders to develop implementation projects. The project was completed under a very aggressive schedule and meets the stringent 33-point planning requirements of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM.)