Charles City - Dam Modifications / Removal Project
Charles City, Iowa
Our design team is the leading team in North America combining dam modifications, whitewater features, fish passage, and habitat enhancement. Our dam modification projects range from complete removal and restoration of the channel to partial removal and creation of stepped drop structures or rock arch rapid style drops. We have the tools and experience to guide your community through the process from feasibility to alternatives to modification of your dam.
Santa Rita Intake
Durango is known as one of the whitewater capitals of the United States with a long list of accomplished paddlers calling it home. Two years after construction of the whitewater park, the City’s municipal water supply intake, locsated directly upstream, was not functional.
Manchester - Whitewater Park
Manchester Whitewater Park is the newest addition to the growing number of ‘urban’ whitewater parks in Iowa. Located in historic downtown Manchester, this 6-drop feature park provides fun and challenge to standup paddle boarders, kayakers, tubers, and swimmers for years to come.
La Plata Tributary Restoration
The La Plata Tributary Channel Restoration Project is a natural channel and stream stabilization project is southwest Colorado on the “dry side”.
Buffalo Creek, Coggin Dam Modification
The Buffalo Creek Park Dam Mitigation Project highlights RWE’s services in dam modification, fish passage, and sediment transport. RWE was hired to improve hydrology and fish passage on Buffalo Creek while reducing safety concerns of a low head dam nearing the end of its engineered life. The adjacent picture shows the dam mid-removal and the project should be complete in the fall of 2017.
Clear Creek Rafting
Idaho Springs, Colorado
Clear Creek Rafting Company hired RWE to create a recreational access complete with bank stabilization for high traffic river usage. In addition, RWE provided instream improvements to the site including multiple vanes and grade controls to create feeding lanes and velocity refuge zones as well as deep over winter habitat to enhance the existing fish habitat.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Our team completed design and hydraulic/hydrologic analysis for this award winning project. Prior to the project, it was estimated that 40,000 people portaged around the Argo Dam each year.
Located on Clear Creek alongside Interstate 70 , the Lawson Whitewater Park’s primary focus was to revitalize a disturbed area of the river that had been detrimentally impacted by I-70 construction. Project design incorporated attractive bank terracing and river walks along with instream structures to provide a recreational amenity along with river access in a previously damaged river corridor.
The newly opened Montrose Whitewater Park has already proven to be a hit with local paddlers. The park boast six usable whitewater features not only during the spring snowmelt, but during the shoulder season when whitewater parks are most valuable.
Recognized by many as one of the premier whitewater parks in the nation, Kelly’s Whitewater Park showcases RWE’s excellence in the development of superb recreational whitewater features that integrate with riverside trails and community facilities.
Kelly's Whitewater Park
The Great Miami River through the City of Dayton is a highly urbanized stretch of river that includes multiple bridges, flood levees, concrete walls, and a fatal low head dam.
Dayton Riverscape Park Dam Modification
Siloam Springs Kayak Park
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
The Siloam Springs Kayak Park is another one-of-a-kind project involving Riverwise Engineering, LLC. Shane Sigle, PE was the visionary behind the project and led all stages of design, construction, engineering, permitting, and management of the project.
Located on Clear Creek alongside Interstate 70 , the Laweson Whitewater Park’s primary focus was to revitalize a disturbed area of the river that had been detrimentally impacted by I-70 construction. Project design incorporated attractive bank terracing and river walks along with instream structures to provide a recreational amenity along with river access in a previously damaged river corridor.