MA Dam Removal Opens Cold-Water Habitat
July 10, 2014
EcoRI.org: Late last month, the Bartlett Pond Dam [in Lancaster, Massachusetts], an 84-foot-long structure that was in disrepair and classified as a “significant hazard” on Wekepeke Brook, a tributary of the North Nashua River, was removed.
The Bartlett Pond dam removal was the first in Massachusetts to be completed using money from the Dam and Seawall Bill, a fund set up by the [state legislature] to remove or repair dams and seawalls. The fund addresses the growing need to repair dams, coastal flood-control structures and inland flood-control structures that pose a risk to public health, public safety and key economic centers, according to state officials.
Read more about the removal of the Bartlett Pond Dam.