HRP prepared schematic design plans for the removal of a small dam as part of environmental remediation completed at a public school site in Waterbury, CT. HRP’s proposed design includes the dam removal and wetlands restoration, which included the installation of a new channel with step pools and native wetlands plantings.
Civil engineering included design for sediment capture and impacted soils remediation, protection of ecological resources during staged construction, stabilization of stream banks, attenuation of peak flows, and site remediation.
HRP performed a hydrologic and hydraulic evaluation of the watercourse which included modeling of brook flow using Army Corp of Engineer’s HEC-HMS and HEC RAS software models. HRP prepared the necessary State and local environmental permit needed for the wetlands remediation and dam removal. HRP collaborated with Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) to facilitate a proposed Dam Reclassification to allow for removal of the dam under less stringent permitting requirements with the CT DEEP.