KEY PERSONNEL PAGE
Celeste and Will Fay presenting their Interdisciplinary Qualifying Project (IQP) to Professor Matheson at WPI.
Will Fay surveying the head at Linwood Pond Dam.
Will Fay, Celeste Fay and Bill Fay on their way to a consulting job.
Will Fay, replacing the blade on a propeller turbine!
Celeste Fay, restoring a Leffel "B2" propeller turbine.
William K. Fay PE
PROFESSIONAL High Quality Engineering Design Services OBJECTIVES in the Water Resources Field.
EDUCATIONAL Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. BSME BACKGROUND 1978
WPI, Worcester, MA, MSME, 1982
HEC 2 Course, Rice U., Houston, Texas
Hydraulic Turbine Testing, EPRI,
York, Pa. 1987.
DAM Break Analysis, NWS, Marlboro,
REGISTRATION Registered Professional Engineer in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York
PROFESSIONAL Member of American Society of Civil
WORKING March 1988 to Present DBA Fay Engineering EXPERIANCE Services and French River Land Company
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Complete design of Ruger Lower Hydroelectric Project, Newport, N. H., including a new dam, Fish Ladder design for Lisbon Falls Hydro, Lisbon, N. H., Dam safety analyses for Pioneer Hydro, Ware, Ma., New dam for Lower Village HEP, New powerhouses for Miniwatt Inc., Fallon Hydro Inc., and Southern New Hampshire Hydro Inc. Many small dam inspections including Lost Lake Dam, Wills Brook Dam, Chateaugay Chasm Dam, Badger Pond Dam, Carolina Mill Dam etc. Fresh Water Pumping station for Greenville Steam Co.
1984-1988 Swift River/Hafslund Co., Chief Engineer
Designs for the Errol, Lower Dam, East Outlet, Brassua, Wappinger's Falls, and Riverside hydro electric stations including conceptual drawings, detailed computerized energy studies, bid documents, and performance testing. Detailed hydrologic investigations of Brassua, Moosehead, Umbagog and Richardson Lakes for Central Maine Power Company including annual hydrographs, flow duration curves, headwater elevation curves, and mass curves for 70 years of record. Dam safety and stability analysis
for a high hazard dam in Ware, Ma.. Complete designof a 75 kw unit in Jeffersonville, N.Y. including hydrologic, hydraulic, structural design and drawings.
1982-1984 Hoyle, Tanner and Associates Inc., Project Engineer, Water Resources Group
Many hydroelectric feasibility studies, FERC competing Minor License for Durham, N.H., preliminary design: Briar Hydro, Penacook, N.H., Rogers Corp., Rogers, Conn., Level Corp., Winchendon, Ma., Hydro equipment appraisal for Rodney Hunt Co., Orange, Ma., Wrote many computer programs in BASIC for hydrologic and hydraulic designs. Responsible for the hydraulic profile and pump selection for new M.W.W.T.P., in Southbridge Ma. Assisted in design of emergency fresh water force main for Tewksbury Super Fund Site.
1980-1982 Ware River Power Company Inc., Chief Engineer
Hydroelectric Redevelopment, Rehabilitated: 150 kw station S. Barre, Ma., 300 kw station, Webster, Ma., 60 kw station, Stafford Springs, Conn., Wrote FERC ownership exemptions for the S. Barre and Webster stations.
1980 Lodding Engineering Company, Project Engineer
Research and Development Department, designed nozzle test facility, studied force, pressure and deflection characteristics of experimental doctor blades. Determined cause of excessive oscillator startup pressures.
1978-1980 Alden Hydraulic Research Laboratory, Research Assistant
Flow meter calibration dept. Designed and utilized nonstandard flow meter calibration equipment. Hands on experience with Doppler sonic and hot wire anemometers, pitot traverse tubes and revolving cup velocity meters.
1978 (summer) Morgan Construction Company, Research Assistant
Morgoil bearing dept., Tested a new multiple lobed high speed journal bearing.
PROGRAMMING Fortran, Basic, Lotus 123, Symphony, HEC 1, DAMBRK, HEC 2, HY 4, TR 20, REAME, SWASE, Design CADD, and PSPLUS.
PAPERS Master's Thesis: A Study to Determine Some of the Fluid Flow Characteristics of a Cross Flow Type Hydraulic Turbine. Presented at the ASME winter convention in 1985 in New Orleans.
Hydroelectric Plants and Dams
The following is a descriptive listing of hydroelectric sites, stations and owners to whom William K. Fay P.E. has provided professional services. Work experience includes:
Conceptual design, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, stability analyses, detailed design and specifications, project management, field supervision of repairs, slope stabilization, structural analyses and design of gates and outlet works, feasibility studies, Federal, State and local licensing, computerized daily power production studies, equipment identification, performance and index testing, flow measurement (current meters, hot wire anemometry, pitot static tubes, weigh tanks, Winter Kennedy, dye dilution, pressure differential and doppler sonic methods), project management, shaft alignment, field supervision of repairs, hydraulic transient analyses, inlet and draft tube design, inspections and bank "due diligence studies Mr. Fay has in-depth knowledge of the following computer programs and software employed in hydro analysis: REAME (Rotational Equlibrium Analysis of Multilayered Embankments), SWASE (Sliding Wedge Analysis of Sloped Embankments), HEC-1 and TR-20 (hydrologic programs), HEC-2 (for water surface profiles), HEC-5 (for reservoir routing), STABGM (for embankments containing tension cracks) WHAMO (CORPS program for hydraulic transients) and BOSS dambreak (for modelling catastrophic dam failures).
Equipment includes a Notebook 486/66 operating on 8 megabytes of addressable ram, Berger 2011 optical transit, Teledyne Gurley revolving cup velocity meter with electronic counter/averager (for low flow studies to satisfy fish agencies and for rough, 2% turbine efficiency testing), Ashcroft dead weight tester, precision mirrored Bourdon test gauges and water testing laboratory. Mr. Fay has been approved by the following agencies to inspect and design dams: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Dam Safety Section (Contact: Mr. Raoul Silver, Director, 1-617-727-3160) and New Hampshire Water Resources Board (Contact: Mr. Don Reposa, 1-603-271-3503). He has prepared many documents for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission including license applications, calculations, plans, specifications, emergency action plans, dam break analyses and stability analyses. He is a charter member of the New England Association for Dam Safety and is a member of the AWWA, ASCE and ASME. He is professionally registered in all the New England States, New York, and Virginia. The following list includes project name, capacity, owner, location, year in which work was completed, description of work and contacts available for referral.
1) Bannister Mill Dam, William K. Fay, Boylston, Mass. 1980 to 84), -
My work consisted of design and reconstruction of a mill pond dam. It was originally constructed in the 1850s and breached in the 1938 hurricane. I computed complete hydrologic, hydraulic, geologic and stability analyses of the existing structure. I prepared and submitted a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ownership exemption from license. I prepared plans of the new sluiceway structures. The structures are now completed and in place. Project cost was $50,000. The portion I engineered cost $50,000. Contact: Mr. William K. Fay P.E. 413-283-4795.
2) North Village HEP, 0.2 MW, Ware River Power Co., Webster, Mass., (9/81 to 12/82)-
I prepared license and drawings and supervised the reconstruction of this small power station on the French River in Webster, Mass. I designed the coffer dams and new head gates. I selected the generator, vee belt drive and structurally designed the generator pedestal. I identified Holyoke Hercules type C wheels and determined performance characteristics. Project cost was $325,000. The portion I engineered cost $175,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
3) South Barre, 0.15 MW, Ware River Power Co., South Barre, Mass, (9/81 to 12/81)-
I assisted in the complete rebuild of this 150 kw direct connect vertical 23.5” Leffel F TG set. I prepared the FERC license drawings. I made a power production study. Project cost was $275,000. The portion I engineered cost $35,000.Contact: David Wright, 617-355-4575.
4) Stafford Springs, 0.06 MW, Warren Corporation, Stafford Springs, Conn. (3/82 to 9/82)-
I assisted in the complete rehab of this 60 kw site including total reconstruction of 36” dia Bradway turbine. I designed a new turbine gate operator. I assisted in the reconstruction of the pressure casing, and switchgear. Project cost was $85,000. The portion I engineered cost $25,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
5) South Webster, 0.16 MW, Hydro Tech Inc. Webster, Mass., (5/82)-
I prepared a feasibility study and differential survey to determine if the client should lease the site. I analyzed several locations for a new power house along the existing canal and different combinations of used and new equipment. The site was considered infeasible. Project cost was $15,000. The portion I engineered cost $15,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
6) Powder Mill Pond, 0.12 MW, Mass., (7/82 and 5/87))-
Ware River Power Co., Barre, MA. I prepared a feasibility study and site survey. I investigated the energy production and costs to renovate this former power site. I determined manufacturer and operating characteristics of the selected Leffel A-type equipment. I investigated the performance degradation of using the existing elbow draft tube with the Leffel turbine. Project cost was $15,000. The portion I engineered cost $15,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
7) Riverdale Dam Riverdale Mills, Northbridge, Mass. (1/83)–
I designed and prepared structural drawings for the replacement headgates for the turbine and penstock gate structures. The gates were designed from drawn rectangular tubing, H-beams and sheet metal. Pieces were weld- fabricated and galvanized. My design consisted of a field survey to collect data, determination of the maximum stresses in the plate, specification of the weld sizes and lifter loads in order to properly size the H beams and lifters. These gates are currently installed and holding back Riverdale Pond. Project cost was $35,000. The portion I engineered cost $35,000. Contact: Mr. James Knott, 617-235-0369.
8) Woodward Reservoir, Farm and Wilderness Foundation, Plymouth, Vermont (4/83)-
Work consisted of assisting in the design of an "SCSI' type drop spillway to discharge the probable maximum flood (PMF) from this high-hazard 60’ tall dam. Project cost was $25,000. The portion I engineered cost $5,000. Contact: Mr.David Thomas, 609-698-3901.
9) Crown and Eagle, 280 HP, Riverdale Mills, Northbridge Mass. (5/83)-
I supervised the removal of a primitive radial inflow turbine manufactured by the Swain Company in 1876. The turbine is currently being renovated by Riverdale Mills as a display piece. Mr. James Knott, 617-626-5671.
10) Rohunta Station, 0.020 MW, Rodney Hunt Company, Mass., (9/83)-
I prepared a site appraisal to determine the market value of Rodney Hunt Company's Rohunta hydro station. My study included estimates of used equipment value and annual power production. This site was being turned over to the University of Massachusetts to be used as a hydraulics laboratory. Rodney Hunt wanted to establish a fair market value to write off as a tax deduction. Contact: Project cost was $2,000. The portion I engineered cost $2,000. Mr. Earl Harris, 617-544-2511.
11) Silver Lake Dam, Town of Grafton, Grafton, Mass. (10/83)-
My work consisted of design, construction and installation of a new low level outlet for the dam. My design included specification and drawings of the new gate. Construction included dredging out the sediments occluding the old gate, inspection of the outlet conduit, pouring a lifter slab, construction of the specified gate and installation of a Rodney Hunt gate-lifter and new gate. Contact: Project cost was $25,000. The portion I engineered cost $25,000. Mr. Jack Conners, 617-842-4381.
12) Moosup, 0.2 MW, Hydro-Tech Inc., Moosup, Conn., (10/83)-
I made a feasibility study, site survey and equipment identification at the Brunswick Worsted Co.'s power plant. Site consisted of a late model Westinghouse 250 kva generator directly coupled to a 43” dia Rodney Hunt Type 60 camelback unit. I checked the turbine setting for cavitation due to having to extend the draft tube in order to reach the lower tailwater level caused by a downstream dam failure. I deemed the site was technically feasible, however due to toxic sediments in the impoundment it was deemed environmentally infeasible. Project cost was $1,000. The portion I engineered cost $1,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
13) Durham, 0.6 MW, Town of Durham, N. H., (7/83)-
I prepared, submitted and had accepted a FERC minor license # 7162-000 for the Wiswall Fall's Hydroelectric Project. My work was done successfully under a tight deadline as an outside party had filed on the Town's site and the Town's administration had left only three weeks to prepare the license before the competing license was to be issued. Project cost was $4,500. The portion I engineered cost $4,500. Contact: Mr. George Crombie, 603-868-5571.
14) American Optical Plant, 0.2 MW, AO Corporation, Southbridge, Mass. (4/84)-
I prepared a feasibility study to determine the economics of refurbishing a 1930's vintage, S.M. Smith electric Kaplan machine. I analyzed power production, rehabilitation costs and available power sales contracts. Project cost was $1,000. The portion I engineered cost $1,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
15) South Barre Mill Pond, and 6/84)- Ware River Power Company, Barre, Mass.-
I designed a slope stabilization plan for the right downstream embankment. I prepared hydrologic and hydraulic analyses of a projected dam failure. A report was issued. Project down graded to low hazard status as a result of this study. Project cost was $6,000. The portion I engineered cost $6,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
16) East Hartford, 0.25 MW, George Grossner, East Hartford, Ct. (9/84)-
I prepared a feasibility study of the economics of restoring this installation to generate electricity for consumption in the mill building. I dewatered, inspected and identified the Rodney Hunt type 80 machine. I prepared conceptual drawings and detailed cost estimates for the rehabilitation. I conducted a differential survey to determine gross heads with and w/o dredging the tailrace. Project cost was $3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
17) Lake Jeffersonville, 0.070 MW, Malcolm Brown, Jeffersonville, N.Y., (12/84 to 10/86)-
I designed the inlet, penstock, powerhouse and tailrace for this micro site. I made structural calculations and prepared structural drawings and specifications. I investigated capacity deficit of the operating station. I calculated that the deficit was due to adverse velocity profile entering the nozzle of the machine caused by manufacturer's inlet transition piece. I designed "Etoille" flow straightener and diffuser stabilizer vanes for the turbine circular to rectangular inlet section. I designed a slope protection trough in the event of syphon penstock failure, as required by N.Y. Dam Safety. Project cost was $145,000. The portion I engineered cost $145,000. Contact: Mr. Malcolm Brown, 914-887-4385.
18) Mechanic Falls, 1.4 MW, Swift River Company, Mechanic Falls, Maine, (12/84)-
I prepared power production study differential survey and equipment inspection to determine the feasibility of Swift River Company buying this turn of the century generating station. A report was submitted to SRC. Project cost was $1,000. The portion I engineered cost $1,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
19) Pioneer Hydro, 1.3 MW, Swift River Co., Mass., (5/84 to present)-
In 1984, I prepared power production study using power duration curves based on average long term flow duration data and determined the site production was 6.0 gwh. I redid the study in 1987 using a lotus spread sheet based on a daily analyses for thirty years and predicted same value, 6.0 gwh. I performed field efficiency tests on units one and two, a matched pair of 30” dia. Samson wheels and determined turbine efficiencies at 64.2 %. I confirmed this by comparing percentage loss in real annual production to predicted production. I prepared and issued reports for each of these studies. I prepared a detailed computerized stability study for the Ware upper dam. In 1990, I designed and installed a 300 kw S.M. Smith propellor turbine. I desined and specified the structural steel supports and welds. Project cost was $265,000. The portion I engineered cost $265,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
20) Appleton Mills, 2200 HP, Appleton Company, Lowell, Mass. (2/85)-
I identified five pairs of tandem camel back machines Holyoke, Hercules type A and B cylinder gate machines and one replacement Rodney Hunt type 60 wicket gate machine. I calculated and provided performance characteristics for this turn of the century mechanical power restoration project. Project cost was $ 500. The portion I engineered cost $ 500. Contact: Mr. David Wright, 978-355-4575.
21) Errol Station, 3.5 MW, Central Maine Power Company & Swift River/Hafslund Company, Errol, N. H. 3/85 to 2/88)-
I made a computerized energy study to determine annual average energy. I selected a Voest Alpine TG set and I visited the Voest Alpine factory in Austria to inspect their facilities. I prepared a conceptual site design. I prepared and applied for the state permits. I prepared a power production study for Baybanks which was reviewed by Stone & Webster. I prepared a site performance study for Baybanks which was reviewed by Stone & Webster and was the basis for the long term financing. More recently, I repeated portions of the index test to check the plant's performance. Project cost was $4,000,000. The portion I engineered cost $150,000.Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
22) Collins, 1.26 MW, Collins Hydro Associates, Wilbraham, Mass. (5/85 to 10/87)-
I was the Test Chief and I was totally responsible for the index acceptance test for two ESAC full Kaplan machines which successfully passed the test. I developed a computerized energy model using a Lotus spread sheet, which I used to predict the annual production for thirty years of USGS data working on daily values. Two years later, I used this same model to compare actual production to modelled production. I issued a report and it was reviewed by Morrison-Knudson. I used a Gurley revolving cup meter to estimate the real efficiency curve. This resulted in a measured curve very close to ESAC's predicted curve. Project cost was $325,000. The portion I engineered cost $175,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
23) Sebee Lake, 0.88 MW, Swift River/Hafslund Co., Sebec, Maine, (5/85 to 8/85)-
I was Test Engineer and was in responsible charge charge of plant performance tests and index tests of two ESAC semi-kaplan machines. I used a revolving cup velocity meter to measure actual efficiencies. I prepared and issued a report which was reviewed by International Engineering CO. My final report was the basis for long term financing of the project. Project cost was $825,000. The portion I engineered cost $175,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
24) East Outlet, 0.8 MW, Central Maine Power Co., Moosehead Lake, Maine (11/85)-
I constructed and used a computerized energy model for three different development scenarios using two, three and four semi-Kaplan machines. I determined the site was too difficult to develop due to low heads involved. I deemed the site was not feasible. Project cost was $ 3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
I calculated a breach outflow and routing analysis for a small dam which supplied water to a number of downstream cranberry bogs. I analyzed two scenarios, failure during the 100-year storm and a sunny day catastrophic breach. I made a site survey with a transit. I concluded that failure of the dam under the two different scenarios would not cause additional downstream flooding. Project cost was $1,200. The portion I engineered cost $1,200. Contact: Mr. Forest Lindwall, 617-272-5599.
I designed a penstock penetration of a earthen embankment dam and concrete core wall. I designed a slope protection pad to prevent scouring of the earthen embankment in the case of syphon failure. I prepared and transmitted plans and specifications to N. Y. State Department of Environmental Management, Dam Safety Section They were were approved for construction. Additionally, I designed and drafted complete plans for the powerhouse and inlet structure. The powerplant is now on line. Project cost was $145,000. The portion I engineered cost $145,000. Contact: Mr. Malcolm Brown, 914-887-4385.
27) Bondsville, 0.100 MW, New England Development Corp., Palmer, Mass. (11/85)-
I made a differential survey to determine gross heads at several locations along the existing power canal. I developed and used a power production study to estimate the annual site revenue. Based on power sales contracts and equipment prices available at that time, I determined the site was infeasible for redevelopment. Project cost was $800. The portion I engineered cost $800. Contact: Mr. Kevin Shea, 617-777-7040.
28) Riverside Station, 12.2 MW, James River Paper Co. Berlin, N.H.1 (3/86 to 10/86)-
I determined the feasibility of replacing a 131” diameter wooden penstock and rebuilding a 3.8 MW Allis Chalmers TG set which had been out of service since 1963. I made a detailed study to compare the alternatives of replacing all three units with new runners of existing design or supplying units of different design to increase capacity. I determined that increased generator capacity could be realized by rewinding the two phase units with modern thinner insulation and using larger diameter copper wire. I researched the performance characteristics of the White hydraucone draft tubes to determine if they could be re-utilized with the larger capacity runners. I prepared a final report that was submitted to Hafslund Company's Board of Directors. Project cost was $3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
29) Cumberland Mills, 1.1 MW, Scott Paper Co., Westbrook, Maine (5/86)-
I designed and utilized a computerized energy study to determine power production. I calculated and drafted conceptual designs to most economically locate powerhouse for this difficult site located on the Presumpscott River in the middle of Scott Paper Company's factory complex. I made a flow duration study between three nearby gages to determine the flows at this ungaged site. Project cost was $3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
30) Brassua, 4.2 MW, Central Maine Power Co. & Swift River/Hafslund Co., Rockwood, Maine, (6/86 to 3/88)-
I made an in depth feasibility study which included rerouting of 35 years of record of reservoir release flows and headwater elevations, prediction of annual power production based on daily values of rerouted flows, conceptual design of power house layout, an RFP for engineering services, a review of project documents including specifications and construction drawings. I made a hydraulic design of the tailrace and tailrace coffer dams using HEC-2. Project cost was $3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
31) Middle Dam, Central Maine Power Company, Augusta, Maine, (10/86)-
I prepared flow duration curves, river hydrographs, and headwater elevation curves on both an annual and long term basis of releases to the Rapid River, from the Middle Dam for the period of record 1955 to 1973. I used this data to determine an average annual power production for a proposed hydroelectric project. Additionally, I prepared a drawing and request for proposal for the supply of a penstock. Project cost was $5,000. The portion I engineered cost $5,000.Contact: Mr. Roger Simpson, 207-784-4501.
32) Waites Pond Dam, Worcester Spinning and Finishing Company Leicester, Mass. (l0/86)-
I prepared a dam safety, inspection and repair report with recommendations and specifications for repairs. My report included a cost analysis. Once my report was issued, a contractor was hired. Additional work consisted of my supervision of the repair of a major spillway leak and reconstruction of the low level outlet. Project cost was $25,000. The portion I engineered cost $25,000.Contact: Mr. Isabelle Meltzer, 617-754-7364.
33) Middle Dam, 24 MW, Swift River/Hafslund Co., Maggalloway, Maine, (10/86 to 11/87)-
I prepared a study to determine the feasibility of bypassing the Rapid River and utilizing the 208 feet of fall between Lower Lake Richardson and Lake Umbagog. My analyses included detailed hydrologic and hydraulic studies, preliminary designs and power house layouts and cost estimates. I filed a FERC preliminary permit. I developed detailed studies of environmental and recreational mitigation. Project cost was $15,000. The portion I engineered cost $15,000.Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
34) Ruger Upper Dam, Ruger Arms, Newport, N.H. (5/87) –
My work consisted of deriving the equations for loading on flashboard pins, checking the equations against an existing nomograph, and using the equations for sizing the flashboard pins for a range not shown on the nomograph. The pin material, pipe size and pipe socket size were then specified. The pins are now installed on the dam. Project cost was $1,000. The portion I engineered cost $1,000. Contact: Mr. Duncan Broach, 860-928-1979.
35) Brassua Lake Dam, Central Maine Power Company, Augusta, Me (6/87)-
My work consisted of hydraulically designing a low level discharge orifice to release environmental low flows when Brassua Lake levels are below 1062 msl and the hydraulic turbine is unable to be used to pass the dam discharge. AI prepared a family of rating curves as a function of reservoir elevation and dam discharge. Project cost was $5,000. The portion I engineered cost $5,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
36) Pioneer Upper Dam, Pioneer Hydropower Inc., Ware, Mass. (8/87 )
I analyzed the stability of the existing dam. I developed a detailed computer program to iteratively solve the "cracked base model" as a function of river flowrate. My analysis predicted that unacceptable levels of safety factors against sliding and overtopping existed at approximately 15,000 to 18,000 cfs river flows. I published an internal report of my findings that the dam was unsafe. I recommended that the structure should be post-tensioned. Additionally, I designed and drafted a detailed structural analysis, design and drawings of the trashracks for the turbine penstock inlet. Project cost was $15,000. The portion I engineered cost $15,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-7206.
37) Cresticon Upper, L P Athol Corporation, Athol, Mass. (10/87)-
My work consisted of detailed calculations to determine the overtopping height of water, over the crest of the flashboards and corresponding river flowrate required to lower the proposed flashboards. Said flashboards had been installed up to 1979 when the hydrostation had been retired. Additionally, the U.S. Army CORPS of Engineers wanted to know: 1) the extent of local flooding caused by the boards and 2) the stage discharge curves for both the existing dam crest and the proposed boards. I calculated and furnished the required information. Project cost was $1,000. The portion I engineered cost $1,000.Contact: Mr. William Purple, 617-249-3221 or Mr. Joseph Finegan, U.S. Army CORPS of Engineers, 617-647-8630.
38) Three Rivers Dam, Swift River/Hafslund Company, (10/87)- Danvers, Mass
I prepared conceptual designs to reconstruct this 33' tall dam which is within an Army CORPS of Engineers Flood Control Project. I computed detailed HEC-2 backwater analyses to determine a hydraulic design which could pass a potential CORPS project flood of 50,000 cfs without changing the hydraulic profile of the Chicopee River in the Three Rivers reach. I drafted plans of the various alternative dams investigated. Project cost was $5,000. The portion I engineered cost $5,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
39) Chicopee, 2.08 MW, Chicopee Hydro Associates, Chicopee Falls, Mass. (10/87)-
I designed a combined sewer and drainage outfall extension to divert storm flows around the hydro station. My design consisted of predicting the hydraulic capacity of the system before and after installing a 600 ft extension to the existing 42” outfall, determining the thrust forces at the elbows, designing reinforced thrust blocks to overcome the elbow reactions and determining the compensatory storage area required to displace the volume of the thrust blocks and pipe. My design was presented to the Chicopee City Conservation Commission and won approval for its installation. Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
40) Ruger Lower, 0.18MW, Ruger Arms Company, Newport, N.H., (2/88 to present)-
I made a complete design of this 180 kw site including a short form license, steel and reinforced concrete structural calculations, final design drawings and specifications for a new dam and 1100 long power canal located on the Sugar River in Newport, N.H. I specified the generator and switchgear to match the existing 43” dia type N, S.M. Smith turbine. Project cost was $325,000. The portion I engineered cost $325,000. Contact: Mr. William Ruger, 603-863-3000.
41) Lisbon Falls Dam, Lisbon, N.H., White Mountain Hydroelectric Project, Littleton, N.H., (3/88 to 9/88)-
I designed and prepared functional drawings and a final design for a fish ladder to pass Atlantic salmon over this 23’ high dam. All documents prepared by me were reviewed and approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. Project cost was $2,5000. The portion I engineered cost $2,5000. Contact: Mr. Edward Clark, 603-838-6269.
42) Miniwatt Project, 0.12 MW, Miniwatt Hydroelectric Co., Orange, Mass., (8/88 to 10/88)-
I designed draft tubes for two Leffel "A” propellor turbines.I made structural steel and reinforced concrete calculations and specified the size, spacing and placement of reinforcing rod of the powerhouse substructure. I prepared the structural drawings and specifications. Powerhouse is constructed. Project cost was $285,000. The portion I engineered cost $285,000. Contact: Mr. Bruce Dexter, 978-544-8086.
43) Livermore Falls Dam, Plymouth, N.H., North Strattford Equipment Corp., Lincoln, N.H., (11/88 to 1/89)-
I prepared design drawings of both upstream and downstream fish ladders and screens for this 44.5’ tall dam. My drawings reviewed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and then submitted to FERC. Project cost was $4,200. The portion I engineered cost $4,200. Contact: Mr. Robert Winship, 1-617-357-9029.
44) East Outlet Dam, Moosehead Lake, Maine, Central Maine Power Company, Waterville, Maine, (1/89)-
I prepared flow duration curves, river hydrographs, headwater elevation curves on both an annual and long term basis of releases to the Kennebec River, from the East Outlet Dam for the period of record 1973 to 1987. My data, calculations and graphs were used to re-license Moosehead Lake as a FERC storage reservoir. Project cost was $3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 978-468-3999.
I determined the cause of the performance shortfall of the municipal hydro station. I calculated the draft tube recovery coefficients for the existing turbine setting and for various alternatives. I issued a report of my findings. Project cost was $2,600. The portion I engineered cost $2,600. Contact: Mr. Chester Oiler, 207-985-3311.
I inspected the Kesselin Dam for dam safety issues. I issued a report of my findings. Project cost was $2,600. The portion I engineered cost $2,600. Contact: Mr. Chester Oiler, 207-985-3311.
47) Lost Lake Dam, Groton, Mass., Grotonwood Baptist Camp, Groton, Mass. (3/90 to 6/91)-
I made structural steel and reinforced concrete calculations, construction drawings, specifications, permits and supervised the construction for this small dam. My design was been reviewed and approved by Mass. Dam Safety. Project cost was $45,000. The portion I engineered cost $45,000. Contact: Mr. Charles Boucher, 1-508-898-9993.
48) Natick Dam, Warwick, R.I. Southern New Hampshire Hydroelectric Development Corporation, Dover, N.H., (3/90 to 5/91)-
I designed and specified a new powerhouse. I calculated the stresses and I specified the rebar size and location. I designed, drew and specified waterbox and intake walls. Project cost was $385,000. The portion I engineered cost $385,000. Contact: Mr. John Webster, 1-207-384-2334.
49) Locks 27, 29, 32, and 33 HEP, Erie Canal, N.Y., Fallon Hydro, Malvern, PA., (5/90 to 3/91)-
I designed and specified four, new, modular, powerhouses using Flygt hydro turbines. I calculated the stresses and I specified the rebar size and location. I designed, drew and specified waterbox and intake walls. Due to the similarity between the sites, the first set of plans for Lock 27 was easily adapted to the three other Locks. Project cost was $650,000. The portion I engineered cost $650,000. Contact: Mr. Joe Dunn, 1-610-458-7400
50) Golf Course Dam, Pine Ridge Country Club, Oxford, Mass., Build Systems Inc., Westborough, Mass., (10/90 to 11/90)
My work consisted of me preparing plans and specifications for the repair of a small, earthen embankment, storage, reservoir dam. Project cost was $38,000. The portion I engineered cost $38,000. Contact: Mr. Robert Hopgood, 508-898-9993.
51) South Windham, 0.06MW, William Goyette, South Windham, N.H., (12/90 to 2/91)-
I supervised the complete water to wire design and installation of a 60 kw micro-hydro plant. The site is now on line. Project cost was $35,000. The portion I engineered cost $35,000. Contact: Mr. William Goyette, 603-271-3406
52) Mill Pond Dam, Leeds, N.Y., Rivers Electric Company, Alpine, N.J. (6/91 to 8/91)-
I constructed and utilized a computerized stability analysis to determine the diameter and spacing of rebar for a small dam. I prepared specifications and rebar placement drawings. I prepared construction drawings. Project cost was $65,000. The portion I engineered cost $65,000. Contact: Mr. Charles Pepe, 1-201-768-4040.
53) Stevens Linen Dams (New Hope, Larner, and Upper and Lower Marino Dams), Dudley, Mass. (7/91 to 9/91)-
I inspected four dams. I prepared and issued safety inspection recommendations and I filed a report. I prepared and filed my report with Mass Dam Safety. Project cost was $1,200. The portion I engineered cost $1,200.
54) Muddy Brook Dam, Town of Woodstock, Conn., (7/91)-
I prepared plans and specifications for the repair of a small mill pond dam. Project cost was $3,000. The portion I engineered cost $3,000. Contact: Mr. Duncann Broach, 860-928-1979.
55) Wielock's Pond, Ray Wielock, Dudley, Mass. (6/92 to 7/92)-
I designed and constructed a low level outlet for a 14 foot high earth and stonewall dam. Project cost was $17,000. The portion I engineered cost $17,000. Contact: Mr. Davis Hobbs, 1-508-868-2290
56) Thomson Paper Board Dam, Georgia-Pacific Paper Corporation, Thomson, N.Y., (6/92 to 10/92)-
I designed, prepared plans and specifications and supervised construction of two 18’ high by 50' long earthen dams to block off abandoned power canals on the Hudson River. Project cost was $135,000. The portion I engineered cost $135,000. Contact: Mr. Gearald Laughlin, 1-404-521-4262
57) Lamson Dam, White Current Corp, Sutton, N.H., (9/92 to 11/92)-
I made structural steel and reinforced concrete calculations, prepared drawings , filed permits, and prepared specifications for this 6’ high by 75' long concrete stoplog and pier dam. Project cost was $285,000. The portion I engineered cost $285,000. Contact: Mr. Roger Lamson, 603-927-4421.
58) Miniwatt Dam, O'Connel Energy Group, Holyoke, Mass., (8/93)-
I made an engineering inspection and reviewed the design of this 12' high bascule gated dam. My report was issued for the purpose of a bank “due diligence” study. Project cost was $1,300. The portion I engineered cost $1,300. Contact: Mr. Ken Smith, 413-599-1211.
59) Lower Village Dam, Claremont, N.H., Southern New Hampshire Hydroelectric Development Corporation, Dover, N.H., (10/93 to 5/94)-
I designed and specified a new buttress dam and powerhouse. I calculated the stresses and I specified the rebar size and location. I ran dam failure analyses to prove dam was a low hazard structure. I designed, drew and specified penstock intake walls. I made stability calculations for all dam sections. I ran CORPS WHAMO program to determine penstock transients. I designed and specified post tension anchors. Project cost was $950,000. The portion I engineered cost $950,000. Contact: Mr. James Huang, FERC NYRO, 1-212-631-8110.
60) Congdon Dam, Montville, Conn., (11/93 to 4/94 & 9/95 to 10/95)-
I designed a modified spillway and specified channel improvements to declassify this high hazard dam. Based on my proposed design modifications, I ran the BOSS Dambrk model to convince FERC NYRO to accept the proposed design modifications as sufficient to reclassify the dam. I prepared structural calculations, stability calculations specifications and drawings for FERC. Once my work was approved, I supervised the physical modifications to the dam. Project cost was $23,000. The portion I engineered cost $23,000. Contact: Mr. Alecs Simond, FERG NYRO, 1-212-631-8110.
61) Marina Dam, Windsor Machinery, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.., (6/95)-
I designed and specified a small six foot high embankment dam. I used Bishops Method and a sliding wedge analyses to determine safety factors. Project cost was $26,000. The portion I engineered cost $26,000. Contact: Mr. Harry Terbush, 1-914-897-4194.
62) Upper Thorndike Dam, Cascades Energy Thorndike, (8/96 to 9/96)-
I designed new flood gates and an emergency coffer dam for the intake canal. Project cost was $18,000. The portion I engineered cost $18,000. I supervised the installation of the flood gates and coffer dam. Contact: Mr. Davis Hobbs, 1-413-599-1211.
63) Lower Thorndike Dam, Cascades Energy Thorndike, (8/97 to 9/97)-
I designed new drain gate for intake canal. I supervised the installation of the drain gates. Project cost was $6,000. The portion I engineered cost $6,000. Contact: Mr. Davis Hobbs, 1-413-283-3710.
64) Massachusetts, Department of Environmental Management, Dam Safety Section, (11/97 to 6/99)-
I inspected 40 dams for the dam safety program. I issued in-depth reports including structural inspections, hydrology and hydraulic analyses, survey information, field sketchs, recommendations and cost estimates. As a result of high quality of inspections and reports, I was awarded 20 more dams to inspect and my report was used as a model report for all future dam inspections in Massachusetts. Project cost was $90,000. The portion I engineered cost $90,000. Contact: Mr. David Clark, Director of Dam Safety, 1-978-772-4255 ext 815.
65) Walter Lunden Dam, Monson, MA., Trustees of Reservations, Leominster, MA.(11/99)-
I made a dam safety inspection of the dam. I calculated the hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics of the project using HMR-52 and HEC-1. I prepared cost estimates for items needing repairs. I prepared and issued a report of my findings. Project cost was $2,500. The portion I engineered cost $2,500. Contact: Mr. Tim Silva, 1-978-840-4446.
66) Lake Wickabog Dam, West Brookfield, MA., Town of West Brookfield, (4/00 to 6/00)-
I made a detailed dam breach analysis and inundation report. I prepared a design of the repairs to the dam including a new core wall and a new spillway crest. Project cost was $55,000. The portion I engineered cost $55,000. Contact: David Wright, 1-978-355-4575.
67) Wappingers Falls HEP, Wappingers, N.Y., Electro Ecology Inc., Washington, D.C. (10/00 to 12/00)-
I was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to make Independent Consultant Inspections of high hazard structures. I inspected the Wappingers Falls Project, FERC No. 3065-NY for its Third Safety Inspection Report. I issued a report of my findings. Project cost was $8,700. The portion I engineered cost $8,700. Contact: Mr. Don Parris, 1-202-457-6614.
68) Woronoco HEP, Russel, MA., Swift River Hydro Company, Hamilton, MA. (6/00 to 1/01)-
I designed a new road to provide access to the head gate house. Previous access was along a catwalk bolted to the back of the mill building. I designed 200 feet of retaining wall and prepared plans. I applied and obtained permits from the CORPS (404 permit) and the State of Massachusetts. I designed a new stoplog structure and specified the structural steel supports and size of stoplogs. I specified the structural steel to reconstruct the decrepit trashrack/intake structure. I supervised the construction of the access road, stoplog structure and intake structure. Project cost was $67,000. The portion I engineered cost $67,000. Contact: Mr. Peter Clark, 1-978-468-3999.
69) Hovey Pond Dam, Grafton, MA., Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Devens, MA.(12/01)-
I made a dam safety inspection of the dam. I calculated the hydrologic and hydraulic characteristics of the project using HMR-52 and HEC-1. I prepared cost estimates for items needing repairs. I prepared and issued a report of my findings. Project cost was $2,500. The portion I engineered cost $2,500. Contact: Mr. David Clark, Director of Dam Safety, 1-978-772-4255 ext 815.
70) Wappingers Falls HEP, Wappingers, N.Y., Electro Ecology Inc., Washington, D.C. (9/02 to 1/03)-
I made an independent review of the project’s safety. I ran both BOSS DAMBRK and HEC-2 to determine the effects of a partial breach of the dam. I concluded that for a breach between adjacent buttresses, the breach outflow would not create incremental flooding more then FERC’s two foot threshold. I have issued a report of my findings which is being reviewed by FERC staff. Project cost was $13,100. The portion I engineered cost $13,100. Contact: Mr. Don Parris, 1-202-457-6614.