Event Title

Session D6 - Menominee Hydroelectric Facility Phase II - Fish Lift System

Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

7-6-2012 3:45 PM

End Date

7-6-2012 4:05 PM

Description

Lake sturgeon have been identified as a species of concern in the Great Lakes and their tributaries. As a result, the need for upstream and downstream fish passage at existing hydroelectric facilities has been identified as a measure to reduce habitat fragmentation and restore access to spawning and rearing habitat. The Menominee River has been identified as a key river in restoring lake sturgeon habitat. The Menominee River forms the border between northeaster Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Menominee River is formed at the confluence of the Brule and Michigamme rivers and flows in the southerly direction for 118 miles before joining the waters of Green Bay. The Menominee/Park Mill Hydroelectric Complex consists of the Park Mill Dam and the Menominee Dam which are the first two barriers to upstream passage on the Menominee River. Design of the fish passage facilities at these projects is underway and Kleinschmidt Associates has been retained to perform the final design of Phase II of the project, a new state-of-the-art fish elevator with a trap and transport facility. The new lift will be located in an unused turbine bay and will lift fish from the tailrace of the Menominee project into a sorting tank located on the first floor of the powerhouse. Fish will be sorted by biologists from the state and federal fishery resource agencies to remove invasive species such as sea lamprey, or held for screening and collection of sturgeon gametes. The desired fish will then be transported upstream of the Park Mill project. This presentation will focus on the conceptual design process, agency negotiations, the final design of the new fish elevator, and will discuss the layout of the new trap and transport facility.

Comments

Mr. Lucas Stiles joined Kleinschmidt Associates in June 2008 as a Civil/Structural Engineer and is a member of the Fish Passage Team. Mr. Stiles received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in May 2008 from the University of Maine. Since joining Kleinschmidt, Mr. Stiles has participated in many fish passage design projects, site inspections, and feasibility studies. His responsibilities include design, inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation of steel, concrete, and wood structures primarily relating to fish passage and protection. He has performed engineering design and costing for a variety of fish passage facilities including steeppass fishways, denil ladder fishways, vertical slot fishways, fish elevators, natural fishways, eel ladders, and downstream fish passage facilities. Mr. Stiles has also received training in upstream and downstream fish passage from the American Fisheries Society.

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Jun 7th, 3:45 PM Jun 7th, 4:05 PM

Session D6 - Menominee Hydroelectric Facility Phase II - Fish Lift System

UMass Amherst

Lake sturgeon have been identified as a species of concern in the Great Lakes and their tributaries. As a result, the need for upstream and downstream fish passage at existing hydroelectric facilities has been identified as a measure to reduce habitat fragmentation and restore access to spawning and rearing habitat. The Menominee River has been identified as a key river in restoring lake sturgeon habitat. The Menominee River forms the border between northeaster Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Menominee River is formed at the confluence of the Brule and Michigamme rivers and flows in the southerly direction for 118 miles before joining the waters of Green Bay. The Menominee/Park Mill Hydroelectric Complex consists of the Park Mill Dam and the Menominee Dam which are the first two barriers to upstream passage on the Menominee River. Design of the fish passage facilities at these projects is underway and Kleinschmidt Associates has been retained to perform the final design of Phase II of the project, a new state-of-the-art fish elevator with a trap and transport facility. The new lift will be located in an unused turbine bay and will lift fish from the tailrace of the Menominee project into a sorting tank located on the first floor of the powerhouse. Fish will be sorted by biologists from the state and federal fishery resource agencies to remove invasive species such as sea lamprey, or held for screening and collection of sturgeon gametes. The desired fish will then be transported upstream of the Park Mill project. This presentation will focus on the conceptual design process, agency negotiations, the final design of the new fish elevator, and will discuss the layout of the new trap and transport facility.

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