Providence Journal: On a frigid December  morning, water courses over the dam at Kenyon Industries before crashing and splashing through a minefield of rocks. With curving river bends just upstream and downstream and woods all along the opposite bank, you just might think you were looking at a natural set of rapids.
In reality, however, this short rocky stretch of the Pawcatuck River is a manmade solution to a manmade problem. Just completed, it’s designed to help vertically challenged fish— face it river herring, you’ll never leap like salmon—use the rocks like linemen to block the current and enable them to swim up to, and over, the dam.
Read more about the efforts to restore runs of anadramous fish on the Pawcatuck River.