Compliance Monitoring

 


WSW has a working knowledge of Federal, State and local permit requirements involved in water resources and development. When required, WSW will  monitor projects and complete reporting requirements based on individual permits. Some projects will require annual, biannual, and bimonthly reporting. WSW understands compliance standards that are in place before, during and after each project has taken place. WSW ensures that each project successfully completes objectives, while remaining within compliance of any required permits.  WSW also completes projects while staying within compliance of not requiring a permit. Navigating the design and permit process is an essential part of successfully completing high quality water projects. WSW enjoys the work and continually builds relationships with permitting entities.


 

WSW Project List:

Ouray Silver Mine Inc, Fortune Mine, Camp Bird Road, Ouray, Colorado, 2017-2018   

    WSW contracted by OSMI to sample water and collect stream data as required by DRMS. WSW acting as ORC, Operator in Responsible Charge, during data collection activities.

Skyrocket Creek, Cascade Creek and North Ouray Corridor; City of Ouray, Colorado 2012-2017

   WSW contracted by the City of Ouray to obtain Army Corps permit for the long term maintenance of Skyrocket Creek, to write required Annual Monitoring Reports to Army Corps of Engineers and manage ACOE complianceissues. WSW procuring long term maintenance permits for Skyrocket Creek with the Army Corps to facilitate perennial conditions within highly erosive channel subject to frequent debris slides. 

Ouray Silver Mining Company, Ouray, Colorado 2015

   WSW consulted on hydrologic techniques, data collection and compliance procedures within State of Colorado discharge permit. Collected hydrologic data both underground and on surface.

Skyrocket Creek, Cascade Creek and North Ouray Corridor; City of Ouray, Colorado 2012-2014

   WSW contracted by the City of Ouray to design, acquire permits, manage construction and complianceissues within several stream projects.  WSW procuring long term maintenance permits for Skyrocket Creek with Army Corps to facilitate perennial conditions within highly erosive channel subject to frequent debris slides.  WSW designing long term maintenance criteria for Cascade Creek which has been channeled within a flume system through the City of Ouray, complete with settling and passive treatment of discharge. WSW designing and permitting an erosion control and bank stabilization project through the City along the Uncompahgre River.

Hartland Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, McLaughlin Water Engineers, Ltd., Colorado, 2011

   WSW was asked by McLaughlin Water Engineers Ltd. to be the Site Inspector for this dam modification and fish passage construction project on the Gunnison River. The project goals were to provide upstream passage for three native fishes and to reestablish population connectivity for these fishes upstream and downstream of the dam, to improve safety of boat passage over the existing dam and to preserve the ability of the Hartland Irrigation Company to divert river flow for irrigation. Project partners include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Resource Conservation Service and Colorado Division of Wildlife.

City of Ouray, Skyrocket Creek

   WSW completing Annual Reports for ACOE compliance.

Silverbell Mine Reclamation Project, Ames Colorado, 1999-present

WSW acting as ORC, Operator in Responsible Charge, for CDPHE discharge permit. As hydrologist, State of Colorado Licensed Class D Industrial Wastewater Operator and Site Inspector during mine reclamation project; WSW collects monthly groundwater and anoxic drain samples, biannual stream samples during National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit.

Private Projects within the Dolores River Watershed, 2008-2011

WSW completing required post construction monitoring reports for projects WSW built in accordance with U.S. Army Corps Nationwide Permits.

Uncompahgre River Restoration Project, Town of Ridgway, Colorado, 2003-2009

WSW completed five U.S. Army Corps required annual reports for Phase One and Phase Two of project, completed post-construction monitoring and assessment within Nationwide Permit requirements.

San Miguel River Restoration Project, Telluride, Colorado, 2001-2004

WSW collected and analyzed data pursuant to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Wetland Delineation Manual to determine project success. Monitor stream restoration in-stream features, including structural stability and habitat suitability, bank stabilization, transplant willows and monitor growth, repair rock weirs and drop structures, collaborate with Telluride Public Works Department on annual reports to the ACE and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.

      Alder Street Wetland Project, Telluride, Colorado, 2001-2004

WSW collected data on a large, urban, treatment wetland project with an inline sediment detention facility collecting stormwater discharge prior to entering the San Miguel River. WSW analyzed hydrologic, vegetative, silt load transfer, urban runoff, soil moisture, and wetland indicator data to determine project success in accordance with ACE criteria, WSW collaborated with Telluride Public Works Department on annual reports for the required annual ACE monitoring period.

 

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