Field Pond Dam & Dike Rehabilitation

Andover, MA

Field Pond Dam & Dike Rehabilitation

Andover, MA
  • Visual and underwater dam inspections
  • Alternatives analysis and schematic design
  • Wetland delineation, replication, & permitting
  • Final design and contract document preparation
  • Phased construction
  • Contract bidding assistance
  • Construction phase services

Pare provided design, permitting, bid, and construction-phase services for the rehabilitation of the Field Pond Dam and Dike. Pare completed detailed analyses and evaluation of the existing dam structures to identify dam safety improvement requirements. Studies included subsurface explorations, seepage and stability analyses, hydrologic and hydraulic evaluations.

Based upon the findings, a rehabilitation program was developed in consultation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MADCR) staff. The scope of repairs included the installation of a sheet pile cutoff wall along the entire length of the embankments, the replacement of the spillway and low-level outlet systems at the dam, installation of riprap slope protection along the upstream slopes, installation of an underdrain system along the downstream slopes, installation of a 60-foot-long universally accessible pedestrian bridge spanning the spillway channel and recreational fishing opportunities along the protected slope.

Pare assisted MADCR with obtaining necessary environmental permits for the project and provided resident engineering throughout the construction.