The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) is developing a watershed management plan for the Squam Lakes. The “Squam Lakes Watershed Plan—Phase 1” will contain the required EPA nine elements (a-i). The watershed is 42,000 largely forested acres in central New Hampshire and includes the towns of Ashland, Center Harbor, Holderness, Moultonborough, and Sandwich. Central to the watershed are the Squam Lakes, which are known for their quiet beauty and healthy waters. The final plan will identify the contributing factors affecting the water quality of the Squam Lakes. This will be accomplished through targeted investigations of critical priority areas to identify pollution sources, determine load estimates, and calculate reductions needed to maintain water quality. Sub-watershed assessments will be conducted to determine sites requiring mitigation for stormwater run-off, erosion, failing or inadequately designed culverts, etc.
Funding is provided under Section 319 of the Federal Clean Water Act, which is administered by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES).
We are distributing two Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Squam Watershed Plan—Phase 1:
- RFQ for Technical Services to Assist in the Development of the Squam Lakes Watershed Plan Development—Phase 1.
- RFQ for Technical Services to Conduct a Build-out Analysis for the Squam Lakes Watershed Plan Development—Phase 1.
Any questions about this RFQ raised by an individual/firm will be answered in a summary digest. The summary digest will be provided to those who contact Squam Lakes Association and request to be put on an e-mail list to receive the digest. The deadline for questions and requests to be put on the summary of questions and answers is 10/23/2017. The summary digest will be distributed via email on 10/30/17 to contractors on the distribution list.
Contact the SLA Director of Conservation with any questions.