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Freemans Pond Culvert Replacement

Town of Brewster - Brewster, MA


Wetland Resource Delineation and site plan preparation

CLE Engineering provided Wetland Resource Delineation and site plan preparation, and as built plans.This site was a 8.4 acre salt marsh associated with Stony Brook and Freemans Pond in Brewster. Stony Brook is an active anadromous fish run for herring and brown trout that are found to the south of Stony Brook Mill. The site is Tidally Restricted Salt Marshes. This project replaced a failing undersized culvert that restricts tidal flow between Stony Brook and Freemans Pond with a box culvert. The total affected area was 21.3 acres.

The improved tidal flow through the channel between Stony Brook and Freemans Pond resulting from the installation of the larger culvert increased the water surface elevation in Freemans Pond and the associated salt marsh.

CLE provided regulatory permitting required by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), DEP Wetlands and Waterways Program, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Brewster Conservation Commission. The project was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.