Albano, Leonard D.
Mathisen, Paul P.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering