North Carolina Zoological Park Wetland Project

Project Summary
The North Carolina Zoological Park Wetland Habitat project included construction of an earthen dam across an existing reservoir to create a wetland habitat that also provided a shared value as a stormwater control and wetland restoration project.
Project Description
The North Carolina Zoological Park Wetland Habitat project included construction of an earthen dam across an existing reservoir to create a wetland habitat that also provided a shared value as a stormwater control and wetland restoration project. The efforts included collaboration between NCDENER, NCDOT, and the Zoological Park. TM Engineering Inc. provided engineering consulting and testing services from the planning stages and through completion of construction for the project. The true value of our service beyond standard construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering included incorporating creative solutions to manage and troubleshoot unique challenges regarding impact to downstream exhibits, accessibility during public use, fluctuating lake levels, use of onsite stockpiles, incorporating shallow rock, dewatering, and remaining productive during a extremely wet weather season. The project was coordinated by Dan Robinson with Kimley-Horn & Associates.
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