Norwalk, CT, Revisits Flock Dam Removal

SAT map showing area below Merrit Parkway, Norwalk River

The Hour of Norwalk, Connecticut, reports that the Common Council has revisited its authorization of an agreement with the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to study the removal of the Flock Process Dam on the Norwalk River.

The council rescinded its March 8 authorization of an agreement with the DEP for a grant for the “Engineering Design and Permitting for the Removal of the Flock Process Dam on the Norwalk River.”

At issue is the fate of the city’s largest dam. Built in the early 1850s and located on the Norwalk River south of the Merritt Parkway, the Flock Process Dam stands 22 feet tall and spans 120 feet across. State biologists have determined that the dam is an impediment to the runs of migratory fish and should be removed.

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The Hour

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