Watershed Assessment & Planning

The health of our streams and rivers, including water quality, water quantity, and the fish and wildlife that depend on these habitats, is vital to the quality of life of citizens and is also part of today's regulatory framework. The sources and causes of impacts to stream and river health must be determined in order to restore and protect these resources. Watershed assessments are integral tools used in conjunction with best management practices to meet regulatory Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements and to develop comprehensive plans, greenspace plans, water resource plans, and stormwater and wastewater management plans.

JMT's scientists, engineers, and planners have developed watershed assessments, watershed management plans, and used watershed restoration modeling to assist private sector, government agency, and non-profit sector clients in developing strategies and programs to achieve their particular goals. Our watershed assessment and watershed planning staff provide tailored services including:

  • Watershed assessment planning, modeling, and restoration plans
  • Source water protection plans
  • Water quality monitoring studies and analyses
  • Biological monitoring and analyses
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • River basin conservation plans
  • Chesapeake Bay TMDL assistance
  • TMDL load reduction tracking and modeling
  • Local stream TMDL assistance
  • Best management practices implementation frameworks
  • Agricultural and regulatory compliance
  • Nutrient trading and ecosystem services financial incentives
  • Innovative solutions to pollution issues
  • Watershed-linked ground water quality analyses
  • Grant assistance for watershed project implementation
  • Stormwater modeling, planning, and retrofit assistance
  • Comprehensive planning assistance with water resource elements
  • Pollutant load modeling based on future land use changes


Nash Run1 S

Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

Read More »
Arnott Fen1 S

Watergate and Arnott Fen Compensatory Wetland Mitigation Projects

JMT designed the restoration for two stream sites on National Park Service land.

Read More »
Mill Creek1 S

Mill Creek Mitigation Bank

JMT received approval credits to develop a highly-sought mitigation bank in Mill Creek.

Read More »
carters stilley1 S

Carter Stilley Wetland and Stream Mitigation Bank

JMT developed the first mitigation bank to offer wetland and stream restoration credits in the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Read More »
Scotts Level1 S

Scotts Level Branch Restoration

JMT provided precise restoration designs for two impaired stream reaches in Maryland.

Read More »
Raystown Branch1 S

Restoration of Tributary to the Raystown Branch of Juniata River

JMT provided stream and wetland design, mitigation, and permitting services for restoration of a tributary in Pennsylvania.

Read More »
Stemmers Run1 S

Stemmers Run Stream Restoration

JMT completed a detailed stream relocation and stream restoration plan in Baltimore County.

Read More »

Indian Creek Stream Corridor

JMT staff assessed more than one mile of stream channel and provided design plans to help restore Indian Creek.

Read More »