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Team 8: Grand River Rapids. Team 8. Aaron Vanderhill. Jim Barron. Jeff Van Laar. Tom Marshall. Outline. Project Overview Design Norms Major Design Decisions HEC-RAS Modeling Entry and Exit Points Future Work Questions. Project Overview.

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team 8
Team 8

Aaron Vanderhill

Jim Barron

Jeff Van Laar

Tom Marshall

outline
Outline
  • Project Overview
  • Design Norms
  • Major Design Decisions
  • HEC-RAS Modeling
  • Entry and Exit Points
  • Future Work
  • Questions
project overview
Project Overview
  • Return the Grand River to a more natural state
    • Replace beautification dams with rocks
  • Eliminate dangerous undertow at 4th street dam
  • Design entry and exit locations for kayakers
design norms
Design Norms
  • Caring
    • Eliminate dangers associated with dams
  • Justice
    • Respect rights of fishermen and property owners
  • Stewardship
    • Naturalize river
    • Improve fish habitat
major design decisions
Major Design Decisions
  • Flow Rate
    • River used between April and November
    • Low flow = 1,700 cfs
    • High flow = 50,000 cfs (100 year storm)
    • Design flow of 3,200 cfs
major design decisions1
Major Design Decisions
  • Modeling Accuracy
    • Rocks & boulders as

series of weirs

entry and exit points
Entry and Exit Points

Fish Ladder Park

Canal Street Park

Fulton Street

Ford Museum

future work
Future Work
  • Continued modeling of rocks
  • Maintaining water levels
  • Refine physical model