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  • In-Situ Continuous Monitoring of Water Quality Parameters
  • Basic Physical and Chemical Parameter Assessments
  • Modeling Physical and Chemical Water Quality Regimes
  • Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Water and Sediments
  • Aquatic Life Standards and Assessment of Biological Water Quality Indicators
  • Section 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Project Operational Effects of Water Quality

DTA’s water quality assessment experience includes:

  • In-situ continuous monitoring using: Hydrolab, YSI, Common Sensing and Onset
  • Development of CE-Qual-2 models
  • Temperature, oxygen, TDG and chemical assessments
  • Modeling physical and chemical water quality regimes
  • Organic and inorganic contaminants in the water, sediments and groundwater
  • Aquatic life standards and assessment of biological water quality indicators
  • Section 401 water quality certification
  • Project operations effects on water quality

DTA has a diverse background in air quality monitoring that includes the following services:

  • Facility Siting
  • Prevention of significant deterioration, new source review and operation permits
  • Air monitoring and sampling
  • RACT/BACT/LAER control technology evaluation
  • Hazardous Air Pollutant MACT compliance
  • Air dispersion modeling
  • CAA 112r- Risk Management Program
  • Meteorological monitoring
  • Data evaluation, processing and management
  • Control technology design

Project Examples

Baseline Water Quality Studies of the St. Lawrence - FDR Project

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) owns and operates the St. Lawrence-Franklin Delano Roosevelt Power Project (STL-FDR Project), located in Massena, New York. The project is located on the United States side of the Moses-Saunders dam on the St. Lawrence River. Read more . . .

Raquette River Projects Water Quality Studies

Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (NMPC), resource agencies and non-governmental organizations participated in an accelerated collaborative approach to relicensing of the Carry Falls Project and the Upper Raquette River Hydroelectric Project. Subsequently, licensing of the Middle and Lower Raquette River Hydroelectric Projects was delayed so that all four projects’ 14 developments could be licensed on the same time-line in the context of a basin-wide settlement. Read more . . ..


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