About This Tool
This interactive geonarrative presents information on how feasible it is to develop a GIS-based hydraulic modeling tool for preliminary culvert designs for stream crossings in Massachusetts. The geonarrative outlines conceptual ideas for the components of a web-based application, which would enable municipalities and engineers to view preliminary culvert designs for both replacement and new stream crossing projects. This application could help communities evaluate how well preliminary culvert designs improve aquatic organism passage and flood resiliency and facilitate permitting to meet Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act regulations.
Researchers are developing and evaluating this GIS-based hydraulic modeling tool web application for Massachusetts in this study and its continuing study phases. These studies are conducted in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
For More Information
To learn more about this study, please visit A Statewide Hydraulic Modeling Tool for Stream Crossing Projects in Massachusetts.
This feasibility study would not be possible without the support of our partner.