Exeter, NH, Dam to be Removed

Great Dam, Photo Town of Exeter, NH
Great Dam, Photo Town of Exeter, NH

Seacoast Online: The face of Exeter’s historic downtown is about to change in a big way as the removal of the Great Dam begins in a little more than a week.

The project is the culmination of close to a decade’s work by town officials and volunteers, and was cemented in a 2014 Town Meeting vote of 1,440 to 753. Voters authorized $1.8 million for the removal of the landmark to restore the river to its original condition, protect the town from flooding and facilitate fish migration.

Read more about the removal of Exeter’s Great Dam.