Publications

F. X. Browne, Inc. has produced numerous reports and publications for our clients over the years. A sampling of some  of our more recent reports is provided below.
NOTE: As noted below, some of these files are quite large and may require patience for downloadiing.

Huntingdon Pike Dam Removal and Natural Channel Design Stream Restoration Project 
Pennypack Creek, PA
This project, sponsored by Southeastern Montgomery County Trout Unlimited, involved the removal of Huntingdon Pike Dam and a natural stream channel design.

Assessing the Benefits of Naturalized Basins (6.67 MB)
Montgomery Township, PA

F. X. Browne, Inc. designed a detention basin retrofit and performed a water quality and habitat study to determine the benefits of retrofitting a traditional detention basin into a naturalized wetland detention basin. The study was designed to provide information on the sediment and nutrient removal capacities of a retrofitted basin.

Pennsylvania Lake Management Handbook (6.98 MB)
Pennsylvania Lake Management Society
F.X. Browne, Inc. compiled and edited this useful lake and  pond management resource for the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS), and wrote several of the chapters.

Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management Plan (2.58 MB)
Pike and Wayne Counties, PA
We prepared this update to the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management Plan for the Watershed District (LWWMD) in 2007. Company President Frank Browne, P.E., Ph.D. helped form the LWWMD in 1978.

Lake Wallenpaupack Homeowner Streambank and Shoreline Restoration Handbook (3.75 MB)
Pike and Wayne Counties, PA
F. X. Browne, Inc. created this handbook for the Lake Wallenpaupack Watershed Management District to educate waterfront property owners about uncontrolled streambank and shoreline erosion problems that may be contributing pollutants to Lake Wallenpaupack and how to successfully implement restoration projects to correct these problems.

Fairfax County Watershed Workbooks (45.97 MB)
Fairfax County, VA
F. X. Browne, Inc. is currently working with the Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to produce watershed stormwater management plans for the Sugarland Run/Horsepen Creek Watersheds and the Nichol Run/Pond Branch Watersheds. 

Pennypack Creek Rivers Conservation Plan 
Philadelphia County, PA
We worked with the Philadelphia Water Department and its partners to develop a Rivers Conservation Plan for the Pennypack Creek Watershed, including developing and implementing a multi-phased public education program.

Lake Carey Watershed Management Plan
Wyoming County, PA
We were hired by the Lake Carey Cottagers Association to develop a comprehensive lake and watershed management plan for the Association to use as a guide to protect Lake Carey.

Palatine Lake Management Plan (2.61 MB)
Elmer, NJ
F. X. Browne Inc. prepared a Lake Management Plan for the Palatine Lake Village Homeowner's Association (PLVHA) in order to determine methods for improving the water quality of Palatine Lake.

Byram Township Lake Management Summary
Highlands, NJ
Byram Township hired F. X. Browne, Inc. to prepare a summary lake management efforts in the town as part of the New Jersey Highlands Council Municipal Partnership Pilot Projects (MP3) program. The information gathered during the Pilot Projects assisted in the development of the Highlands Regional Master Plan.