Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2017

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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