WATER RESOURCES & HYDROGEOLOGY


WRA has developed and permitted water allocation strategies that meet both the client’s and water management district’s needs and requirements. The permitting process requires creative and innovative approaches to both the development of water supplies and demand reduction. WRA has both the policy/administrative experience and the technical expertise to meet the growing water demands of the state’s water users. WRA’s geoscientists include former senior executives of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and published experts in their field of practice. We have extensive experience and knowledge in hydrogeology and evaluating all aspects of hydrogeologic systems. For our clients, we routinely provide consumptive/water use permitting and water supply planning assistance; alternative water supply solutions; well and wellfield design and optimization; groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling; geologic, hydrogeologic, and karst science interpretation and evaluations; expert witness services; and public facilitation.

WATER USE PERMITTING & SUPPLY PLANNING

FEATURED PROJECTS

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• Groundwater and surface water supply planning and source development
• Regional water supply planning
• Facilitation of water management district water use/consumptive use permitting
• Water conservation evaluations and feasibility assessments
• Alternative water supply planning, design, funding assistance, and permitting
• Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) feasibility assessments
• ASR planning, design, and permitting
• Groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling
• Groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport impact analysis
• Aqueous geochemical modeling
• Potable and non-potable wellfield siting, design, and construction management
• Wellfield protection and optimization
• Aquifer/well performance testing (APTs and WPTs)
• Aquifer/well mechanical integrity testing (MITs) and interpretation
• Borehole geophysical logging oversight and interpretation
• Water quality evaluations;
• Reservoir siting and design
• Public facilitation and mediation
• Independent third party reviews, and expert witness services


Consumptive Use Permit (CUP) Compliance Review, City of Cocoa
Woods of Moccasin Wallow WUP, Manatee County
Epperson Ranch Water Use Permit, Pasco County
Alafia Preserve WUP, City of Mulberry

ALTETRNATIVE WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT

FEATURED PROJECTS

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• Water supply/reuse water feasibility studies, design and permitting
• ASR and rapid infiltration basins feasibility studies, design and permitting
• Alternative water supply funding assistance
• Regional water supply planning and permitting
• Hydrogeological and hydrological investigations
• Public facilitation and mediation
• Independent third party reviews, and expert witness services.

South Lake Regional Water Initiative, Lake County
Progress Energy Alternative Water Supply Analysis, Crystal River
WRWSA Regional Water Supply Update, Marion County
Lexington Oaks Reclaimed Water System, Pasco County

WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENTS

FEATURED PROJECTS

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• Watershed management plans and monitoring
• Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) monitoring
• Groundwater and surface water sampling program planning and design
• Groundwater and surface water sampling program management
• Aqueous geochemical, groundwater flow, and surface water flow modeling
• Permitting assistance


Asturia Water Quality Monitoring, Pasco County
Cypress Creek Town Center Water Quality Monitoring, Pasco County

HYDROGEOLOGY, GEOLOGY & KARST SCIENCE

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Field Services
• Project site management
• Geologic mapping
• Geologic/hydrogeologic logging of boreholes
• Drill stem test oversight, monitoring, and reporting
• Borehole geophysical logging oversight and interpretation
• Environmental/water quality oversight, monitoring, and reporting
• Daily reporting

Wells and Wellfields
• Well/wellfield design, optimization, and management
• Alternative supply/beneficial reuse evaluations and investigations
• Designs and permitting for deep injection, aquifer storage and recovery
• Designs and permitting for construction dewatering well systems
• Well construction management, oversight, and reporting
• Aquifer/well performance test design, monitoring, and reporting
• Well/wellfield rehabilitation design, implementation oversight, and reporting
• Mechanical integrity test design, monitoring, and reporting

Groundwater Modeling
• Both finite difference and finite element modeling codes
• MODFLOW (MODFLOW-88 through 2005), MODFLOW-SURFACT
• MODPATH, MT3D, RT3D, PTC, FEMWATER,
• SEEP-W, SEEP-3D, DREAM, TECMOUND, TopoDrive and ParticleFlow
• Analytical element models such as WhAEM-2000
• Parameter estimation modeling codes such as UCODE and PEST
• MS Excel-based models such as BIOSCREEN and BIOCHLOR
• Evaluating potential recharge via HELP
• Aquifer parameter estimation and evaluation software
• Aquifer Test and AQTESOLV;
• 2D/3D data analysis packages such as Surfer
• Water quality modeling: PHREEQC, AquaChem, and HydroChem
• 3D solid modeling and visualizations including animations

Florida-Specific Groundwater Modeling
• USGS Groundwater Flow Models: Peninsular Florida (USGS MegaModel)
• SWFWMD District-Wide Regulation Model v3 (DWRMv3)
• SRWMD Groundwater Flow Model: North Florida / South Central Georgia (NFM)
• SJRWMD Groundwater Flow Models: Northeast Florida (NEF), North-Central Florida (NCF), Volusia County (VOL), East-Central Florida (ECF), and East-Central Florida Transient (ECFT)


Karst Science
• Karst geological/hydrogeological investigations – Eogenetic Karst of Florida
• Photolinear assessments and verification of observed features
• Geologic mapping and property surveys to identify springs, swallets and stream piracy, karst windows, subsidence features (sinkholes and pseudokarst features), paleosol and duracrust, epikarst, karren, natural bridges, and escarpments
• Karst feature excavation
• Geophysical survey design and oversight
• Exploratory borings
• Cover geo-material evaluation, mineral assessments, and behavior evaluations
• Dye testing
• Monitor well and weir design and construction oversight
• Datalogger/telemetry system design and implementation
• Aquifer/well performance test design, monitoring, and reporting
• 3D solid modeling/visualizations
• Aqueous geochemical evaluations and modeling
• Groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling
• Source water identification and mapping
• Springshed delineation and management
• Spring protection zone delineation
• Springshed monitoring plan design, implementation, and monitoring oversight
• Spring discharge monitoring plan design, implementation, and monitoring oversight
• Public facilitation and mediation, independent third party reviews, and expert witness services

Mining Services
• Mining operation permits
• Watershed/surface water modeling
• Stormwater management master plans
• Flood control studies
• Wetland mitigation plans and design
• Reclamation plans
• Civil design and permitting
• Land management plans and design
• Industrial use permitting
• Water/consumptive use permitting
• Water use impact evaluations
• Wellfield optimization investigations
• Hydrogeologic-hydrologic economics
• Groundwater flow and contaminant fate and transport modeling
• Dewatering system design
• Water supply and quality investigations and management plans
• Environmental resource permitting
• Dam seepage analyses
• Karst geological/hydrogeological investigations
• 3D solid modeling/visualizations
• Independent, third party permit reviews
• Litigation support/expert witness services

EXPERT WITNESS & PUBLIC FACILITATION

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• Published experts in their respective fields
• Facilitation and implementation of regional water supply plans
• Water use permit assistance
• Public educations and meetings
• Independent third party reviews
• Expert witness services
• Trial experience in both County, State, and Federal courts
• Certified Mediators services