HDR/FishPro, of Springfield, IL has designed improvements for the Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station for the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). The improvements include the demolition of the existing facilities and construction of new facilities. Hurt and Proffitt is providing sub-consultant services for HDR/FishPro at the project in Bath County, VA. The hatchery is fed by a natural spring that discharges to a tributary of the Cowpasture River. Improvements to the Coursey Springs Fish Cultural Station include: 1,300 SF house for the VDGIF resident; single wide trailer; drainfield system; new water system, including a pumphouse, water storage tank, and 2,000 LF of water main; 5,600 SF storage building; headworks facility for directing flow through the hatchery; two rearing structures; modular spring floating cover for the Coursey Spring; and general site work, including demolition, roads, flood protection levee, and storm water drainage.
Hurt & Proffitt’s responsibilities included weekly site visits during the 18 month construction project, submitting weekly field observation reports, photo documentation, and testing of new facilities as requested.