Mathisen, Paul P.
Town of Norton
This project worked with the Town of Norton to investigate the Walker Street crossing of the Wading River. A stream constriction causes flooding in periods of heavy rainfall and has created a large downstream scour pool inhibiting fish passage. After analyzing channel flowrates and depths at varying flood levels, the team evaluated and compared culvert replacement options to develop the final recommendation that best eases fish passage and mitigates flooding. The recommended design is an open-bottom, precast concrete arch culvert.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering