Trout Scapes, the engineering and design company working on the Mill River project, agrees with the design modifications proposed by Tracy Brown of TU and Mike Humphreys of DEEP. Estimated cost is $45,000 to complete the work on the Mill River refuge.
The following information was provided by Tracy Brown, Trout Unlimited Northeastern Restoration Coordinator.
Next steps –
1. Meet with Town of Cornwall to confirm acceptance of design.
2. Final survey through HECRAS. Editor’s note: Hydrologic Engineering Center’s (CEIWR-HEC) River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) website. This software allows the user to perform one- dimensional steady flow, one and two-dimensional unsteady flow calculations, sediment transport/mobile bed computations, and water temperature/water quality tests
3. Apply for permits
4. Fundraising to complete final design and installation
We are researching leads on grants for the project and will pitch the idea to some potential donors. We have close to $10,000 reserved for this project in the Housatonic River Fund held by Trout Unlimited.