Controlling Nutrient Loads
Excess nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended sediments in runoff and discharges from farming operations and storm water runoff from suburban and urban areas are a continuing threat to the health of rivers and streams. An onslaught of nutrients leads to excess algae growth, which depletes oxygen from the water, blocks vital sunlight for underwater plants, and disrupts the delicate aquatic ecosystem.
RES applies water quality trading solutions to reestablish appropriate riparian buffer zones on streams, implement agricultural management practices, deliver runoff management solutions, and capture and treat impacted waters before they are discharged into the watershed or points downstream. RES also helps permittees obtain required nutrient offsets for their projects permitted under applicable state laws and regulations including Virginia’s State Water Control Law and North Carolina’s watershed-specific nutrient management strategy.
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- Nutrient reduction implementation planning and execution
- Land area conversion management planning and implementation
- Site preparation and restorative planting
- Turnkey mitigation solution delivery