USGS Hammond Bay Biological Station
The Cushing Terrell Infrastructure team was called upon to assess this USGS biological station to evaluate outdated and failing equipment and recommend new facilities. To provide adequate flow to the new station, one mile of intake line was installed in Lake Huron with a 1 million gallon storage tank. The tank provided a water supply for research, fire suppression and the hatchery. The untreated release from the building during research re-entered Lake Huron. Drum filters provided required filtration of 6,000 gallons per minute for use in the hatchery portion of the building. This project was constructed in multiple phases to allow for the continuous use of the existing facilities during construction. The project required multiple local, state, and federal permits, an environmental assessment per the National Environmental Protection Act, and addressing endangered plant concerns during construction.