Faculty Advisor

DeFalco, Frank D.

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P


This project delivers a complete design report showing a number of options for the Northampton Street Dam to be presented to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Included in the report is a characterized list of the designs considered in order of best fit. The engineering behind the designs is also mathematically shown and displayed in conceptual AutoCAD images. This includes a hydraulic analysis of the Northampton Street Dam to determine the river operating heights and if modifications of the dam would alter present flow conditions. Each design also has a cost analysis section that is based on 2007-2008 expected pricing guides.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering