Blossom Consulting and Engineering, Inc. (BCE) was retained to prepare necessary design and support documentation for the WNOR Radio Tower Replacement. The project is located within the Lafayette River basin and in a Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) and FEMA floodplain zone. Due to the CBPA land classification of the project site, a Water Quality Impact Assessment (WQIA) was required in order to quantify nutrient loading of adjacent receiving waters and identify where mitigation efforts would be needed. The proposed impacts of this project were mitigated through site Erosion and Sediment controls to protect downstream waterways during construction and revegetation of disturbed areas within the mapped buffer zones. Proposed tree clearing was mitigated according the City of Norfolk tree mitigation guidelines which dictated the planting plan design phase.
BCE was responsible for the analysis and mitigation design of the projects impact on water quality of site runoff and surrounding waterways. As project manager, Mr. Blossom was responsible for analysis, quality assurance and engineering staff management.
BCE assessed the pre- and post-development nutrient loading of runoff and developed a mitigation schematic to limit the client’s disturbance impacts to the surrounding riparian and aquatic communities.