Caddell Drain Erosion Repairs Project Overview

​The Caddell Drain was first constructed over several phases in the mid 1980’s. Recent inspection by WRC staff indicated that there are several areas of the open channel where the original gabion baskets have failed, causing erosion and stream bank failures. Somat Engineering, Inc. and Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. have been selected as the design engineers for the project. Glenn R. Appel, P.E., Chief Engineer and George Nichols, P.E., are the WRC engineers assigned to the project. The project will be paid by a grant from the Rouge Program Office and local matching funds. Bids for the project were received December 13, 2013 and the construction contract was awarded to Jackson Dirt Works, Inc. of Lake Odessa, MI for their low bid of $447,764.20. Construction began in February 2014 and was completed in October 2014.