New England Inland Rivers Geographic Response Strategies
Merrimack River (NH) GRP Project
This project was completed in 2017. The 6 Geographic Response Plans that were developed are listed below and are available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here. 5 GRP were previously developed for the Merrimack River in Massachusetts in 2014. More information on that project can be found here.
For this project, GRP development will focus on the portion of the Merrimack River between Hooksett and the NH/MA border.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
MR-10 South Hooksett
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Initial Work Group Meeting
January 23, 2017
Dartmouth Hitchcock Conference Center, 2300 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH, 03063
Work Group participants were briefed on project details including the site selection process, plan for site surveys, development of tactics for each site, and final review and approval of all GRPs.
Site Selection Meeting
March 15, 2017
Eversource Merrimack Station, 431 River Rd., Bow, NH 03304
Participants reviewed the site sensitivity data compiled from Work Group members as well as the EPA, NH DES, and Nuka Research, and identified the 6 GRP development sites. Information was presented in a site selection matrix for each of the river systems considered.
Wedensday, May 24, 2017
Nuka Research conducted site surveys to obtain additional information about each GRP site that informed the development of tactics and noted logistical and other issues.
Site Survey Data Collection Form
Tactics Sub-Group Meeting
June 23, 2017
The Tactics Sub-Group was comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience and expertise in inland spill response, GRP development, and/or in-depth knowledge of the river system. The Sub-Group reviewed draft GRP maps showing the tactics and strategies recommended by the site survey team. Changes to these initial tactics and strategies were made based on input from the Tactics Sub-Group, and the GRPs were updated prior to final review by the Work Group.
Final Work Group Meeting
August 02, 2017
10:30am - 12:00pm via Webinar
This was the final meeting of the Merrimack River GRP Work Group. During this meeting, each draft GRP was presented for review and comment prior to finalization.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Work Group Participants
Town of Bedford, NH
Town of Hooksett, NH
City of Manchester, NH
City of Nashua, NH
Town of Randolph, NH
Town of Shelburne, NH
Audubon Society of New Hampshire
National Response Corporation
New Hampshire DES
New Hampshire Div. of Historical Resources
New Hampshire Fish & Game
Pennichuck Water Works
SE NH HAZMAT Team
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Geological Survey