The Herring River Restoration Project in Wellfleet and Truro is the largest tidal restoration project in New England, encompassing over 1,000 acres of degraded estuarine habitat. Part of the restoration process involves construction of a new dike and tidal control structure at the mouth of the Herring River. Through modeling, this Mass Bays funded project will a) evaluate the hydraulic performance of the re‐designed dike, culverts, and the proposed tidal control structures; b) ensure that the proposed tidal control structure and operational strategy provide the required tidal control flexibility, while minimizing costs and complexity; and c) inform the development of an adaptive approach to achieve restored tidal conditions with minimal risk to property and the environment. More information about the project can be found on the Friends of the Herring River website.
Dike at Herring River Wellfleet Mass Bays Research & Planning Grant 2013