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About the Project

Due to climate change, flooding has increased during severe weather, which has caused pedestrian bridges along Mossy Creek to be swept away downstream. The result has been no way for fishermen to cross the creek and debris to be washed downstream. Our team has been tasked to rehabilitate the creek bed and protect the native trout population during the construction of the new bridge. 

Meet the Team

Our group chose this capstone because we all have a common interest in environmental engineering and we are looking for a platform to make a physical difference in our community. Some common goals between group members are to improve our weaknesses and preserve the environment while maintaining a fun and interactive workspace.
Jack Williams

Jack Williams

JMU Class of 2021

I am a Junior Engineering major and have always had an interest in anything outdoors. I joined this capstone in hopes of learning more about civil and environmental engineering and am excited to better the Fly-fishing community.

Huy Nguyen

Huy Nguyen

JMU Class of 2021

I am a Junior Engineering major with minors in General Business, Mathematics, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. I joined this capstone to pursue my interests in environmental engineering, to build on my skills as a prospective engineer and to make an impact in the local community. 

Devin Smith

Devin Smith

JMU Class of 2021

I am a Junior Engineering major and have had interests in the environment and engineering. This capstone will help me gain more knowledge about environmental engineering and help improve the community.

Marcos Piggott

Marcos Piggott

JMU Class of 2021

I am a junior Engineering major with a minor in Mathematics. I joined this capstone due to my interest in marine science while further my understanding of civil engineering. This capstone will also give me the opportunity to have a positive impact on the Shenandoah community.

Recent Team Posts

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Stakeholders

We have determined that our primary stakeholders thus far in the project are the Trow Brothers, the Mossy Creek Capstone Sub-teams and their advisors, as well as the local fly-fishing community. We believe that the Mossy Creek Sub-teams' main role in the capstone are...

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Problem Update

Before our visit to Mossy Creek, we understood that there are deteriorating conditions: excessive nutrients and sediments, algae blooms, and erosion. We also knew from the project proposal that there was debris swept downstream from excessive flooding. That debris...

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