OZAUKEE CO., PLANNING & PARKS DEPT.: Milwaukee River Mequon - Thiensville Dam Fishway Enhancement

Purpose

Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department is undertaking activities to enhance the operation and function of the fishway located at the Mequon-Thiensville Dam on the Milwaukee River. Project activities: Utilize prepared plans and specifications and operating under all required permits, construct a stable, non-deforming fishway channel that accommodates target species (including lake sturgeon and northern pike) swimming performance for all life stages and reduction in fishway operation and maintenance costs. Project deliverables: Provide to the Department a paper and digital summary report on the completed project, which shall result in a revised fishway entrance with optimal attractant flows, weir water velocities less than or equal to 3 feet per second, water depths through weirs greater than or equal to 1.5 feet, static water depths in pools greater than 3 feet, adequate cover as velocity breaks, head drop through weirs less than 0.5 feet, calculated using Milwaukee River median flows mid-March through mid-June

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RM07118
2018
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Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department is undertaking activities to enhance the operation and function of the fishway located at the Mequon-Thiensville Dam on the Milwaukee River. Project activities: Utilize prepared plans and specifications and operating under all required permits, construct a stable, non-deforming fishway channel that accommodates target species (including lake sturgeon and northern pike) swimming performance for all life stages and reduction in fishway operation and maintenance costs. Project deliverables: Provide to the Department a paper and digital summary report on the completed project, which shall result in a revised fishway entrance with optimal attractant flows, weir water velocities less than or equal to 3 feet per second, water depths through weirs greater than or equal to 1.5 feet, static water depths in pools greater than 3 feet, adequate cover as velocity breaks, head drop through weirs less than 0.5 feet, calculated using Milwaukee River median flows mid-March through mid-June.
ATTAINS Alternative Restoration Approach
Ozaukee County Planning and Parks Department is undertaking activities to enhance the operation and function of the fishway located at the Mequon-Thiensville Dam on the Milwaukee River. Project activities: Utilize prepared plans and specifications and operating under all required permits, construct a stable, non-deforming fishway channel that accommodates target species (including lake sturgeon and northern pike) swimming performance for all life stages and reduction in fishway operation and maintenance costs. Project deliverables: Provide to the Department a paper and digital summary report on the completed project, which shall result in a revised fishway entrance with optimal attractant flows, weir water velocities less than or equal to 3 feet per second, water depths through weirs greater than or equal to 1.5 feet, static water depths in pools greater than 3 feet, adequate cover as velocity breaks, head drop through weirs less than 0.5 feet, calculated using Milwaukee River median flows mid-March through mid-June
 
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