Underwood Creek Flood Control & Habitat Restoration – Wisconsin
Concrete-lined flood control channels, like the one constructed on Underwood Creek in the 1960s, were designed with flood control in mind, but not public safety, aesthetics, or wildlife. Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) worked with Inter-Fluve and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to design and construct the $11.6 million Underwood Creek project to improve all of these objectives. Initially, almost a mile of concrete-lined channel and several 2-4-foot drop structures were removed. In its place, a natural-looking and functioning channel that mimics a high-gradient mountain stream was constructed.
2019 American Council of Engineering Excellence (ACEC) Award, Best of State.