Bypass Pumping

Des Plaines Dam Removal

Des Plaines Dam Removal

Scope

Michels Corporation removed the Wright and MacArthur Woods dams on the Des Plaines River, and stabilized and restored the associated banks. The dams were causing a decline in habitat quality by deterring natural movement of fish and altering normal river flow regimes within the river channel. Michels installed a temporary inflatable cofferdam system upstream and downstream of the dams; removal and disposal of approximately 30 foot-long, 2.5-foot-tall and 145 foot-wide reinforced concrete dams and associated 12-foot tall sheet pile cut-off walls; installation of material for channel bank and stone toe stabilization; and restoration of access areas with native riparian vegetation. Bypass pumping was performed with water pumped through sediment bags to ensure sediment settled out and turbidity levels were maintained below threshold levels.

Projects

Michels rebuilt a 250-foot wakefield timber dockwall that was built in the 1930s.

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Elementis Dock Wall

Wisconsin

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Elementis Dock Wall

Michels replaced a deteriorated articulated concrete pad with 8-inch thick cast-in-place concrete panels.

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Pershing Park Boat Launch

Wisconsin

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Pershing Park Boat Launch

Michels repaired the ground support systems along approximately 160 feet of wharf wall located southwest of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Headquarters parking lot.

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MMSD Wharf Wall

Wisconsin

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MMSD Wharf Wall

Michels remediated a 5,400-linear foot dock wall to facilitate environmental dredging of the Menominee River at TYCO Fire Products, a manufacturing facility adjacent to the southern shore of the Menominee River.

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Tyco Dockwall

Wisconsin

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Tyco Dockwall

Michels performed a dam removal and river restoration project on the Kalamazoo River in Ceresco, Michigan.

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Ceresco Dam Removal and Restoration

Michigan

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Ceresco Dam Removal and Restoration

Michels designed and installed a foundation system to repair the quickly failing Madison Street Bridge House, which was sitting on deteriorating wood piles that caused the building to settle and lean to the southeast.

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Madison Street Bridge House

Illinois

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Madison Street Bridge House

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