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Brad
09-23-2009, 11:04 AM
They are taking out the dam on the Winnicut river in NH. There is a web camera that grabs a picture a day and might be fun to follow along.

http://www.earthcam.com/winnicut/

Snow Miser
09-23-2009, 12:22 PM
That pretty cool. I'll follow along. Thanks.

Brad
09-23-2009, 02:20 PM
Here is the write-up on it

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September 23, 2009

CONTACT:
Cheri Patterson, Supervisor of Marine Programs, N.H. Fish and Game - (603) 868-1095 Kevin Lucey, Restoration Coordinator, N.H. Coastal Program - (603) 559-0026

WINNICUT RIVER DAM REMOVAL BEGINS IN GREENLAND, N.H.
State and Federal Environmental Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations Combine Resources and Stimulus Funds and Efforts to Remove the Winnicut River Dam

GREENLAND, NH - An innovative partnership of State and Federal agencies, donations from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and $500,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, have the made the removal of the Winnicut River Dam and adjacent fish ladder possible. The dismantling of the dam and installation of a new innovative run-of-river "fish pass" under Rte. 33 is in the beginning stages and expected to be completed by the end of November. The public is invited to watch live images of the dam removal, by visiting http://www.earthcam.com/winnicut or http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/habitat/restoration/projects_programs/crp/winnicutdamcam.html.

The head-of-tide dam is the last remaining obstruction on the mainstem of the Winnicut River and, once removed, will reconnect 39 miles of the natural riverine corridor. The owner of the dam, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, decided in 2007 to remove the dam after an extensive feasibility study. The study determined that dam removal would be the best option to restore fish passage for migratory fish, such as river herring, American eel, and river herring, to important spawning and nursery grounds.

In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the agency received $167 million to restore coastal habitat from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Through a competitive selection process, NOAA chose 50 high-priority projects from the 814 proposals submitted, including the Winnicut Dam removal. The dam removal and fish pass construction project will support 21 jobs for ecologists, engineers, construction and demolition crews.

Funding and resources for the $1.2 million total project cost has come from many federal, state, and NGO sources, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, N.H. Department of Environmental Services - Coastal Program, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Coastal Conservation Association, N.H. Charitable Foundation, and the N.H. Moose Plate Grant Program.

For more information on the project, visit: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/coastal/restoration/projects/winnicut.htm.

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Copyright 2009 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. Comments or questions concerning this list should be directed to jane.vachon@wildlife.nh.gov.

Snow Miser
09-23-2009, 02:47 PM
I think the webcam may be refreshing every 15 minutes. All the better to watch them work, which is what I should be doing right now.:D

Bill O
09-23-2009, 07:37 PM
Very cool. But I have to admit, its not as exciting as the Teton Dam "removal" project.

Snow Miser
09-24-2009, 04:40 PM
I was watching them work today, and they made pretty good progress.

Snow Miser
09-24-2009, 04:42 PM
Very cool. But I have to admit, its not as exciting as the Teton Dam "removal" project.

When did they remove this dam? Were there any photos?

Brad
09-24-2009, 05:53 PM
I was watching them work today, and they made pretty good progress.
They took out a lot of the wall today.

Charlie
09-24-2009, 11:34 PM
but a better web cam to see will be next month ,its the brad cam taking out the dock party :D

Brad
09-25-2009, 09:07 PM
but a better web cam to see will be next month ,its the brad cam taking out the dock party :D
That will be pure excitement in action. Or was that inaction? Maybe we can get folks to sign up for a slot to be able to watch the web camera.

Bill O
09-25-2009, 09:13 PM
When did they remove this dam? Were there any photos?

google "Teton Dam" you'll be surprised.

Snow Miser
09-26-2009, 10:32 AM
google "Teton Dam" you'll be surprised.

Wow! What a tradegy that was. It really shows the awesome power of water.

staffgs1102
09-30-2009, 05:24 AM
Thanks for your sharing. Thanks for sharing this useful information. It's great.

Snow Miser
11-06-2009, 04:34 PM
Just happened to remember to check the webcam on this dam project. It looks like they're almost done. I bet when they're finished, you won't even be able to tell that there was ever a dam in that spot.