April 13, 2015

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Geosyntec Selected for Assessment of Massachusetts Tide Gates

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays) have selected Geosyntec Consultants to develop an assessment and web-based planning tool for tide gates in the Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays region. The project will be led by Robert Hartzel of Geosyntec’s office in Acton, Massachusetts.

This project will involve development of a comprehensive geodatabase on tide gates, protocols for tide gate field evaluations, and a web-based tool to assess tide gates for potential impacts to wetland ecology, floodplain function, and impacts related to anticipated climate change.

Geosyntec will implement these project tasks as components of TIDEGateway - a fully integrated suite of data, GIS map products, modeling projections, and related planning tools.

The TIDEGateway tool will be designed to be easily used, expanded, and adapted by CZM and MassBays staff over time as more tide gate information becomes available, and can also be expanded for use in other coastal regions.

For more information on the TIDEGateway project, contact Robert Hartzel at (978) 206-5771 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..