Natural and man-made lakes in the Midwest are valuable resources that provide recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat and aesthetic enjoyment. When lakes become impaired and water quality deteriorates, the beneficial uses diminish and the economic value decreases. This is often caused by sediment and nutrients transported from agricultural and urban sources that accumulate in lakes. This can lead to decreased water clarity, frequent algal blooms, loss of aquatic habitat and potentially harmful levels of bacteria or toxins. Lake rehabilitation projects aim to improve water quality and restore the value of the lake.
The FYRA team will take an integrated approach to improving impaired lakes and reaching water quality goals. Through watershed and internal load assessment, FYRA will develop a comprehensive management plan and strategic actions targeting major pollutant sources and contamination reduction. FYRA is experienced in all phases of project implementation and can provide conceptual level planning, final design and construction management.
GoldSim Certified Solution Provider
FYRA is a certified GoldSim Solution Provider. GoldSim Certified Solution Providers have extensive experience applying GoldSim to complex problems and can provide consulting services to build GoldSim models to meet clients’ specific needs.
Notable examples of FYRA’s capabilities include simulation of water and nutrient mass balance in natural and man-made lakes; evaluation of sediment dredging and containment/storage/dewatering operations, and cost-benefit analyses of nutrient removal practices and lake management strategies. Probability analysis and scenario management are key strengths of the GoldSim framework and FYRA’s modeling approach, which help decision makers better visualize and understand risk and uncertainty.