Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Abstract

River obstructions are contributors to the decline in the population of river herring in Massachusetts. Creating bypasses will benefit the herring by allowing them to migrate to further upstream to suitable spawning grounds. Two obstructions, Russells Mills Dam and Smith Mills Dam, were assessed to determine the possibility of fish passage restoration. To determine the feasibility of passage restoration, hydraulic and structural analyses were performed. Designs for new construction were prepared. Lastly, ecological assessments of the sites were completed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

September 2013

Major

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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