Event Title

Session B2- Fourmile Creek Steelhead Fish Passage Projects

Location

UMass Amherst

Start Date

27-6-2011 1:35 PM

End Date

27-6-2011 1:55 PM

Description

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commussion (PFBC) and Kleinschmidt have worked closely on the design and installation of tow fish passage projects on Fourmile Creek in Erie County, PA. Both facilities are designed primarily for the passage of steelhead trout Oncrhynchus mykiss, but will also allow passage of resident fishes, and provide management options for the invasive sea lamprey Petromyzon marianus. One project included the design and installation of an Alaskan steeppass fishway on an existing low-head dam near the mouth of Fourmile Creek, a small tributary to Lake Erie that runs through a private golf club, the Lawrence Park Golf Club. The fishway went into operation in fall of 2010 and has passed and undermined number of steelhead upstream. The second fish passage project involves the design and installation of a waterfall bypass channel at a natural obstruction located some 750 feet upstream of the low-head dam. The construction of the second fish passage facility is anticipated to be open allowing passage during the fall 2011 steelhead run. Kleinschmidt's scope of work for the steeppass fishway included final design, acquisition of all necessary permits/waivers, preparation of contractor bid package, and construction observation. Final design of the bypass channel at the waterfall included a site survey, hydraulic analysis, a site meeting to review and adjust the conceptual layout of the bypass channel, final design of the bypass channel, preparation and sedimentation control plan. The PFBC's involvement included easement acquisition, grant funding management, ordering pre-fabriacted sections of fishways and site construction with the landownver and interested private parties such as fisherman's groups.

Comments

Chris Frese has concentrated his efforts on the planning and implementation of anadromous fish restoration programs, design, evaluation and operation of upstream and downstream fishways, development and implementation of trap and transport programs, development of fish protection measures and devices, agency consultation and negotiation, and the preparation and execution of environmental impact assessments. Mr. Frese also specializes in studies relating to hydropower impacts and relicensing. Mr. Frese receibed a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Millersville State College in 1974. He has 35 years of experience designing, conducting, and managing investigations on fihs passage and behavior, turbine survival, impingement/entrainment, habitat, and water quality issues at nuclear, fossil and hydroelectric power stations. He has managed fish passage operations at each of the four lower mainstream Susquehanna River Hydroelectric projects. Since 1989, he has been involved with anadromous fish restoration projects in 15 Chesapeake tributaries in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Mr Frese has also been involved with anadromous restoration projects in numerous other east coast rivers including the broad, Roanoke, Hudson, Mohawk, St. Lawrence, Connecticut, Blackstone, Saco, Kennebec, and Sebasticook Rivers. Mr. Freese ahs concertrated his efforts on the planning and impementation of anadromous fish resotoration programs, design, evaluation adnoperation of upstream and downstream fishways, development and implementation of trap and transport programs, development of fish protection measures and devices, agency consultation and negotiation, and the preparation and execution of environmental impact assessments. Mr. Frese also specializes in studies relating to hydropower impacts and relicensing.

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Jun 27th, 1:35 PM Jun 27th, 1:55 PM

Session B2- Fourmile Creek Steelhead Fish Passage Projects

UMass Amherst

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commussion (PFBC) and Kleinschmidt have worked closely on the design and installation of tow fish passage projects on Fourmile Creek in Erie County, PA. Both facilities are designed primarily for the passage of steelhead trout Oncrhynchus mykiss, but will also allow passage of resident fishes, and provide management options for the invasive sea lamprey Petromyzon marianus. One project included the design and installation of an Alaskan steeppass fishway on an existing low-head dam near the mouth of Fourmile Creek, a small tributary to Lake Erie that runs through a private golf club, the Lawrence Park Golf Club. The fishway went into operation in fall of 2010 and has passed and undermined number of steelhead upstream. The second fish passage project involves the design and installation of a waterfall bypass channel at a natural obstruction located some 750 feet upstream of the low-head dam. The construction of the second fish passage facility is anticipated to be open allowing passage during the fall 2011 steelhead run. Kleinschmidt's scope of work for the steeppass fishway included final design, acquisition of all necessary permits/waivers, preparation of contractor bid package, and construction observation. Final design of the bypass channel at the waterfall included a site survey, hydraulic analysis, a site meeting to review and adjust the conceptual layout of the bypass channel, final design of the bypass channel, preparation and sedimentation control plan. The PFBC's involvement included easement acquisition, grant funding management, ordering pre-fabriacted sections of fishways and site construction with the landownver and interested private parties such as fisherman's groups.