Lenth, John

Author Description

John Lenth is a Principal Scientist with Herrera Environmental Consultants. John has 18 years of experience in water resource science, planning, and management. As the director for Herrera’s water practice area, John oversees a team of collaborative scientists and engineers with expertise in low impact development design, water and sediment quality assessments, and hydrologic monitoring and modeling. John has successfully managed numerous water resource projects involving a wide range of disciplines including: monitoring, modeling, engineering design, data analysis and interpretation, and policy review and development. He has excellent people and communication skills which he uses to effectively manage projects with large, multi-disciplinary technical teams. John has broad experience working with public and private clients to apply and interpret water quality related regulations in the following areas: state and federal water quality standards; NPDES permit compliance; TMDL studies; AKART engineering analyses and related mixing zone studies; and SEPA/NEPA environmental review. He has also designed and implemented numerous studies to characterize stormwater pollutant concentrations from various land uses and the effectiveness of related control measures. With this background, John is actively involved in efforts to develop stormwater management policies at both the state and national level. John has an M.S. in Environmental Science, Huxley College, Western Washington University (1995), with a B.A. in English, Seattle University (1988).

Authored Reports

Bioretention Performance: Pacific Northwest Study Identifies Problems & Solutions