Dam and Barrier

While Princeton Hydro provides full engineering services for the restoration of small and large dams, dam removal is one of our areas of expertise. We have completed over 50 dam removals and, in 2012, pioneered the utilization of dam removal for achieving wetland mitigation credit in New Jersey. Princeton Hydro is on the shortlist of qualified consultants used by American Rivers and NOAA to implement their Open Rivers Initiative.

Princeton Hydro has designed, permitted and overseen the reconstruction or repair of a number of dams from Low to High Hazard Potential structures. Princeton Hydro’s geotechnical staff can investigate the subsurface of embankment dams and model stability, while our hydrologists and hydraulic engineers are fully equipped to develop and assess spillway design storms, size low level outlets, and complete dam breach and inundation modeling. Princeton Hydro has designed and overseen the complete replacement of low level outlet structures, primary spillways, installation of subsurface drainage controls (i.e. sand diaphragms), and replacement of earthen embankments and restoration of concrete structures.

Princeton Hydro maintains professional engineers experienced with dam compliance and licensed in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Our dam compliance services include the completion and documentation of dam inspections, and preparation of Emergency Action Plans and Operations and Maintenance Manuals.











Read about a few of our recently completed projects.