Faculty Advisor

LePage, Suzanne

Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P.

Abstract

Tidal flows in the English Salt Marsh flood over Macomber’s Way daily, creating dangerous driving conditions. Two culverts allow flow to pass through the causeway, which exacerbates scour of marsh banks and vegetation. A design to mitigate erosion and flooding was developed through analysis of water elevations and culvert flowrates throughout a tidal cycle. The recommended design includes a road maintenance plan, the replacement of an existing culvert with a concrete box culvert, and future consideration of a third culvert.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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