Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Little Calumet River Dewatering

Little Calumet River Dewatering

Scope

Michels designed a water diversion solution for the Little Calumet River for an anomaly dig. The river serves as a drainage canal for the area and can rise at least 4 inches in water elevation. As little as 1 inch of rain can substantially alter the flow of the river.

All work was performed on the bank of the river which required equipment to be lifted over a retaining wall using a crane. This equipment was then installed in the river. Sheeting was then installed to allow the equipment to remain in place in the event of substantial rain. Three 36-inch flume pipes were designed and utilized to allow for the maximum water flow.

  • Michels designed a water diversion solution for the Little Calumet River for an anomaly dig. The river serves as a drainage canal for the area and can rise at least 4 inches in water elevation. As little as 1 inch of rain can substantially alter the flow of the river.

Projects

Michels designed, furnished and installed a siphon system to draw down water elevation in a pond impoundment area and maintain upstream river flow during the removal of a high-risk dam. The system consisted of 14 30-inch HDPE siphons, flow-monitoring meters, stainless steel knife gate valves and a priming system.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Boardman Dam removal

Michigan

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Boardman Dam removal

Michels Dewatering group was tasked to design, install and operate a system to divert peak flows of up to 168,000 gallons per minute, or 242 million gallons per day, so that a pipeline could be open cut in dry conditions across the Conotton Creek.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Conotton Creek Diversion

Ohio

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Conotton Creek Diversion

Michels developed a diversion plan for Hay Creek to allow a pipeline crew to perform an anomaly dig to repair an imperfection of a high-pressure pipeline that crossed the creek.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Wisconsin

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Hay Creek Stream Diversion

Michels constructed an underground water retention cistern inside of an occupied apartment  building. Due to historic water levels in Milwaukee, WI, a parking garage had been underwater and inaccessible since March of 2019.

Dewatering and Groundwater Control

210 Water Street

Wisconsin

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210 Water Street

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