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2015 - 2016
Exeter & Lamprey Rivers GRP Project

This project was completed in 2016. The 5 Geographic Response Plans that were developed are listed below are available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.

Exeter River

ER-NH-01 Linden St./Route 108

ER-NH-02 Exeter

Squamscott River

SQ-NH-01 Newfields

Lamprey River

LR-NH-01 Wadleigh Falls

LR-NH-02 Newmarket


EPA Region 1

Karen Way

GRS Project Coordinator


Nuka Research

Mike Popovich

Senior Project Manager


Exeter & Lamprey Rivers

For the Exeter River, GRP development focused on the eastern portion in and around the towns of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, Brentwood, and Fremont, NH.  Limited GRP development was also completed for the Squamscott River between Exeter and Great Bay.


For the Lamprey River, GRP development focused on the easter portion of the river in and around the towns of Newmarket, Durham, Lee, and Epping, NH.

Work Group Participants


  • Town of Exeter

  • Town of Newmarket

  • Rockingham Planning Commission

  • Exeter/Squamscott River Local Advisory Committee

  • Eversource Energy

  • New Hampshire Port Authority

  • Porstmouth Naval Shipyard

  • New Hampshire DES

  • New Hampshire Fish & Game

  • U.S. EPA

  • U.S. Coast Guard

Initial Work Group Meeting

December 03, 2015

NHDES Portsmouth Regional Office Pease International Tradeport 222 International Drive, Suite 175 Portsmouth, NH 03801

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. 

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Summary


Meeting PPT


Meeting PPT (NH DES)


Site Selection Meeting

February 24, 2016

NHDES Portsmouth Regional Office Pease International Tradeport 222 International Drive, Suite 175 Portsmouth, NH 03801

Participants reviewed all site sensitivity data compiled from Work Group members as well as the EPA, New Hampshire DES, and Nuka Research, and identified the 5 GRP development sites for the Exeter and Lamprey Rivers. 


Directions & Map


Meeting Agenda


Meeting Summary


Meeting PPT


Final Site Selection Matrix

Site Surveys

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nuka Research conducted site surveys to obtain additional information about each GRP site that informed the development of tactics and noted logitstical and other issues. 


Preliminary Site Mapping Areas

Exeter & Lamprey Rivers Site Survey Summary

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting

May 13, 2016

The Tactics Sub-Group was comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience with inland spill response , GRP development, and/or in-depth knowledge of both river systems.  This 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 and the GRPs were updated prior to review by the Work Group at the final Work Group meeting.


Final Work Group Meeting

June 22, 2016

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm via Webinar

This was the final meeting of the entire Exeter and Lamprey GRP Work Group.  During this meeting, each draft GRP was presented for review and comment prior to finalization.  

Meeting Summary

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