Bloede Dam, the first dam on Maryland's Patapsco River, was loaded with explosives and breached on September 11, 2018 after 10 years and millions of dollars. This exciting step improves fish passage for several fish species, eliminates a public safety hazard, and improves recreational opportunities in the surrounding state park. Check out the video of the [...]
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Maine Magazine recounts the last 16 years of working to restore over 1,000 miles of Penobscot River habitat for 11 species of sea-run fish that had been choked off from their spawning ground for almost two centuries. Read the article here.
The Tidmarsh Farms Restoration project was featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine's January 2018. Read the article that begins on page 48 here.
Martin Doyle's "The Source" was published in 2018, telling the epic history of America's relationship to rivers. He caps the story with a chapter on the Restoration Economy, giving Inter-Fluve and Greg Koonce a nod for being "one of the first consulting firms dedicated solely to fixing streams."
Martin Silverstone (Atlantic Salmon Journal) tells the story of two early 20th century dams on Maine's Sheepscot River and the people and politics involved in altering them. Read the article here.
Inter-Fluve was a Silver Award winner for the 2018 ACEC/MA Engineering Excellence Awards competition for our work on the Tidmarsh Farms Restoration project. The project was also a winner of one of the Environment Business Journals (EBJ's) 2017 Business Achievement Awards for Natural Resource Management. More information about the project here. Image credit: Mass [...]
Six years after Inter-Fluve was contracted to develop alternatives for improving fish passage along the Coonamessett River, a ground-breaking ceremony took place on October 30, 2017 for the small, spring-fed stream flowing south through Falmouth, Massachusetts into Vineyard Sound. A long history of mill construction and cranberry cultivation has contributed to declines in fish populations and [...]
Atlantic Salmon Journal tells the story of largest, longest naturalized fish passage structure ever built in North Americajonathan2018-02-22T00:32:28+00:00
Instead of removing a dam on Maine's Penobscot River, the 1,050-foot-long, 170-foot-wide Howland fish bypass structure was designed and constructed so that migrating fish could swim around the dam. Atlantic Salmon Journal, Autumn 2016.
Inter-Fluve received an Engineering Excellence Award in the 2018 ACEC/Oregon Engineering Excellence Awards competition for our work on the River Island Restoration project. More information about the River Island project here.
The Oak Meadows golf course project, which creatively addressed floods and stormwater, won the 2017 Green Star Environmental Award from Golf Digest (read the article here). Inter-Fluve designed the channels, performed bank stabilization using toe wood designs and bioengineered banks, and constructed gravel riffles, pools, and in-stream boulder and wood habitat. The project was also recognized with a [...]
Located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Tidmarsh Farms was a cranberry bog for nearly a century, producing up to 1 percent of Ocean Spray’s entire annual harvest. Over the last few decades, the technology of cranberry farming has changed, leaving many coastal farms - including Tidmarsh - struggling. Inter-Fluve worked with project partners to design and [...]
Inter-Fluve is a firm of about 50 professionals working together to fix our rivers, streams, wetlands, and lakes throughout the United States and internationally. We are fish biologists, fluvial geomorphologists, engineers, ecologists and watershed hydrologists and are always interested in meeting other talented and passionate professionals to join our team. Please stop by one [...]