6 Dec

Estabrook Dam Removal Presentation

MMSD Headquarters' Commission Room, 260 West Seeboth Street, Milwaukee, WI



Presentation Summary: The Estabrook Dam was located on the Milwaukee River, approximately five miles north of downtown Milwaukee. In 2008, the dam was inspected and found to have deficiencies and then was ordered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to be repaired or removed. Originally designed and bid as a repair project, the project took a complete reversal to become a dam removal project. The regional sewerage district, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) took this project on with the goals of reducing flood risk for homes within the Milwaukee River floodplain, improving water quality, improving aquatic habitat connectivity, and removing a long-term financial liability for the community. This presentation describes the steps taken to achieve those goals. See flyer for more details.