The Milwaukee River, South of the Estabrook Dam
Project Documents (below)
Milwaukee County is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) regarding the Estabrook dam's meeting state and federal requirements. The assessment requires us to address alternatives to the dam to determine the most environmentally sound project. Alternatives under consideration include rehabilitating the dam, removal of the dam, and a rock ramp to provide an impoundment in lieu of a dam. Provisions for fish passage are also under consideration.
We have been meeting with the Technical Advisory Team for the Estabrook Dam project. This Team consists of representatives from the County, and state and federal agencies to provide technical input into the EA process. At our May 16, 2014 meeting, we reviewed the initial draft of the EA and the Team requested additional time to provide substantive comments and technical information into the draft EA. All parties agreed to postpone issuing the Draft EA until these agencies had the opportunity to provide this valuable input.
Public Information Meetings/Public Input
Stakeholders and people interested in the Estabrook Dam project are invited to attended the first Public Information Meeting. The meeting will be held at Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion Upper Level, 1301 W Hampton Ave., on Thurs., June 5, 2014. A presentation by the Parks Planning and Development Division will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a Question and Answer session at 7 p.m.
During the June 5, 2014 meeting, we will discuss the identified alternatives, seek public input into these alternatives and any other alternatives proposed by the public, and identify feasible alternatives based on the technical findings to date.
We look forward to seeing you at the June 5, 2014 Public Scoping Meeting so we can include your input into the Draft EA as well.
Public comments about the project will be accepted through Sat., June 14, 2014
Watch this page for additional updates.
Estabrook Dam Project Documents
1937 Streambank with Current Impoundment Superimposed (PDF)
Public Information Meeting #1 Invitation (PDF)
Meeting #1 Presentation - June 5, 2014 (PDF)
Hydraulic Analyses for Estabrook Dam Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment for Estabrook Dam: Excerpts from Draft 1
Public Comments (on-line survey available through Sat., June 14, 2014)