Water Resources

Flatwoods’ team of highly qualified ecologists has an extensive background in aquatic resource management. We have been trained and audited by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for surface water grab sampling, stream habitat assessments, and periphyton and benthic invertebrate sampling. In addition, our team has expertise in the Wetland Assessment Procedure (WAP) developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and commonly used to measure wetland decline and recovery with respect to groundwater withdrawal. We offer a full suite of aquatic resource services including:

  • Surface water quality monitoring assessments

  • Stream Habitat Assessments

  • Stream Conditioning Index (SCI)

  • Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) sampling and evaluation

  • Benthic invertebrate sampling and identification

  • Fish sampling and identification

  • Minimum Flows and Levels (MFL) evaluations

  • Contaminant source identification

  • Wetland Assessment Procedure (WAP)

  • Aquatic plant identification

  • Wellfield Upper Floridan Aquifer System (UFAS) and Surficial Aquifer System (SAS) monitoring

  • Wellfield wetland assessments and monitoring

  • Live bottom and seagrass surveys and mapping

Flatwoods is dedicated to serving all the water resource needs of our clients. We use only National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) certified laboratories and pay strict attention to Quality Control/Quality Assurance techniques and practices. No matter how large or small the project, Flatwoods can provide optimum aquatic resource services to address our client needs.