CT to Remove Norwalk River Dam
March 10, 2011
The Hour: The Common Council on Tuesday night laid the groundwork for removing the city’s largest dam and thus making it possible for herring and other fish to swim up the Norwalk River.
Approved was a resolution accepting a $450,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection and entering into an agreement with the state for the “Engineering Design and Permitting for the Removal of the Flock Process Dam on the Norwalk River.”
“We’ve been working to try to restore runs of migratory fish to this river, and this (dam) is the first barrier,” Steve Gephard, supervising fisheries biologist at the DEP. “To do that, we’ve got to get rid of this dam. We’ve got two options to get fish upstream.”
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