Estabrook Park Dam

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Milwaukee River, downstream from Estabrook Dam

 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 attend:

Public Information Meeting #1
Thurs., June 5, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion - Upper Level
1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee
Public Information Meeting #1 Invitation (PDF)
Meeting #1 Presentation - June 5, 2014 (PDF)
Public comments were accepted through June 14, 2014


Public Information Meeting #2
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
Nicolet High School Cafeteria
6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale
Public Information Meeting #2 Invitation (PDF)
Meeting #2 Presentation (Environmental Assessment) - Sept. 3, 2014 (PDF)
Meeting #2 Environmental Assessment Attachments (PDF-5MB)

Public comments about the project were accepted through September 17, 2014


Watch this page for additional updates.

Further information can also be obtained from:

Don Pirrung, PE
4135 Technology Parkway
Sheboygan, WI 53083
Phone: (920) 451-2822 , Email

Estabrook Dam Project Documents
1937 Streambank with Current Impoundment Superimposed (PDF)
Public Information Meeting #1 Invitation (PDF)
Meeting #1 Presentation - June 5, 2014 (PDF)
Meeting #2 Presentation - Sept. 3, 2014 (PDF)
Meeting #2 Presentation Attachments (PDF-5MB)

Location Map
Hydraulic Analyses for Estabrook Dam Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment for Estabrook Dam: Excerpts from Draft 1


Public comments (Online survey comments were accepted through Sept. 17, 2014)




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