Adapting to a Changed Climate: Dams and Flooding

Adapting to a Changed Climate: Dams and Flooding

Mill Brook drains the watershed in Reading, Windsor, and West Windsor, Vermont. During the flooding event caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011, Mill Brook swelled and caused damage through the valley. By removing the dam in West Windsor, we can improve ecosystem benefits and reduce future risk of flooding.

The Super Salmon

The Super Salmon

“We stopped a dam the other day in Alaska, on the Susitna River. We gave a grant of twenty-five thousand dollars to a filmmaker who was making a film called The Super Salmon. The film comes out, the guy shows it around, and the governor, just like that, he kills the dam. You don’t get […]

Randolph Dam Removal

Randolph Dam Removal

FreeVtRivers partners successfully removed the Randolph Main St. Dam, opening up nearly 100 miles of upstream habitat. Check out the video for more information.

Franconia Paper Mill Dam Removal Project

Franconia Paper Mill Dam Removal Project

Like all dams, the Franconia Paper Mill dam was blocking the Wells River flow and ability to move sediment and debris downstream. This deadbeat dam in Groton, VT was also a flood and recreation hazard. Now fish can swim upstream to spawn and people can enjoy this stretch of river safely. As of July 2014, […]

Groton #9 dam removal in less than 1 minute

Groton #9 dam removal in less than 1 minute

Like all dams, the Groton #9 dam was blocking the Wells River flow and ability to move sediment and debris downstream. This deadbeat dam in Groton, VT was also a flood and recreation hazard.