dams

  • Massive Dam Funding Program Proposed in Senate Bill

    Massive Dam Funding Program Proposed in Senate Bill

    August 3, 2016

    By James R. Hegarty, PE Senate Bill 2848: The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 was introduced by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) in June 2016, and is awaiting passage by the Senate. This is the most significant dam funding proposal in my memory. If the amendment passes, it will provide up to $60 million annually […]

  • Boardman River alive and well at site of former Brown Bridge Dam

    Boardman River alive and well at site of former Brown Bridge Dam

    June 18, 2015

    By Jim Hegarty, PE On my way to a speaking engagement in Traverse City last week, I stopped by the former site of the Brown Bridge Dam that was removed from the iconic Boardman River in 2013. P&N provided engineering evaluations in 2008, to a team led by Environmental Consulting & Technology that studied the removal of […]

  • Pipe Fail: What to do when your system’s pipe breaks

    Pipe Fail: What to do when your system’s pipe breaks

    May 19, 2015

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I have been called in to look at a fair number of pipe failures over the course of my engineering career. One thing I notice is in the rush to fix the failure, there is often little focus on figuring out why the failure occurred. It is easy to miss clues […]

  • Study shows Manton Dam removal increased trout population

    Study shows Manton Dam removal increased trout population

    April 14, 2015

    A recent study authored by the MDNR Fisheries Division and the Conservation Resources Alliance shows removing the Manton Dam in 2011 improved trout habitat and numbers in Manton Creek. Prein&Newhof worked with both entities to study, design and permit the Manton Dam removal. For more information about the Manton Dam removal or to talk about […]

  • Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

    Looking to remove a dam or replace a bridge?

    January 14, 2015

    You might find help for these and other activities with a Sustain Our Great Lakes grant. Sustain Our Great Lakes now has a Request for Proposals available for grant funding for improvements to on-the-ground habitat within the Great Lakes basin. For 2015, an estimated $5-7 million in grants will be awarded in two categories: Stream […]

  • Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

    Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

    November 21, 2014

    The Fred Meijer Standale Trail will add a key connection when the City of Walker builds a $2,000,000 pedestrian tunnel under five-lane M-45/Lake Michigan Drive near downtown Standale. Using a $1.1 million MDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant and over $120,000 from the city’s budget, Walker still needs to raise $800,000. If you’d like to participate […]

  • Michigan Dam Management Program Announces $350,000 Available for Dam Removals

    Michigan Dam Management Program Announces $350,000 Available for Dam Removals

    October 16, 2014

    If you have a dam removal project, you should check out the Michigan Dam Management Program. The application is due on November 14, 2014. For more information, contact Jim Hegarty, PE.

  • MDNR Grants Booklet Highlights Available Grants

    MDNR Grants Booklet Highlights Available Grants

    October 16, 2014

    The MDNR publishes a listing of its grants every year. You can view the booklet here. MDNR’s 2014 grant programs include: Recreation Acquisition and Development Boating Dam Management Fisheries Forestry Wildlife Habitat Management Law Enforcement Trails Management Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) NEW! LWCF Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund […]

  • Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    September 22, 2014

    The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for […]

  • Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

    Money for Dam Removals, Bridge Replacements

    August 27, 2013

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Fish Passage Program (NFPP) has money available to help remove dams or replace inadequate culverts and bridges. The submission deadline is October 4, 2013. If you have a project that you believe would qualify, we would be happy to help you. Contact P&N project funding specialist Jim Hegarty, […]