Confluence has been retained to quantify sediment loads from upland sources using GIS and Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) modeling strategies in the Boulder-Elkhorn TMDL Planning Area. Confluence has significant experience modeling sediment using GIS based USLE sediment models. We have successfully developed and implemented six watershed scale USLE models to characterize stream sediment: Upper Big Hole, Middle/Lower Big Hole, Jefferson River, Tobacco River, Lower Clark Fork, and Shields River. The models are used to characterize sediment loads and to establish potential load reductions in DEQ’s watershed planning process. DEQ will utilize the model to summarize the extent and effectiveness of existing and/or potential riparian buffer conditions as they relate to various sediment sources unique to land uses within the watershed. Various land use best management practices and other appropriate soil and water conservation practices will be developed.
Confluence [kŏńflōō-əns], noun: A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture.
While commonly used to define the meeting of two streams, we also believe the term confluence best describes the manner in which we provide clients with superior, cost-effective solutions. We work closely with our clients to ensure each of our projects is a confluence of creative ideas, thoughtful planning, effective communication, and quality implementation. Confluence Consulting is uniquely located in Bozeman, Montana. We have completed high quality work for clients spanning 16 states.