Author Topic: Local Dam Demolition  (Read 201 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Curt - RI

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Largemouth Bass
  • *****
  • Posts: 10015
  • Applause: +149/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Fish On!
    • View Profile
    • CurtSnow.com
  • My Biggest Bass: LMB - 9 lbs. 2 oz. (RI) 9 lbs. 14 oz. (California Delta) - SMB 5 lbs. 10 oz. (CT)
  • My Boat: 2007 G3 HP180 Yamaha 150 HP
Local Dam Demolition
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:17:36 AM »
About 1 1/2 miles from my house they are demolishing a small dam that was built well over 100 years ago on a small local river.

The dam was built as part of a textile mill that is located on the shore of the river. The mill has been closed for quite some time now and there were concerns that migratory fish can't get upstream as easily as they should be able to. So they decided to demolish the dam and give the fish easier access to areas upstream.

Watching this process has been pretty interesting.

They started out by creating a secondary channel on the right side of the river and placing a small bridge over that new channel, so heavy construction equipment could cross it to work on destroying the old dam and to allow the transportation of materials back and forth over the channel.

Once the new channel was completed, they diverted the river into that channel and stopped the flow of water over the dam, to allow for the demolition process to begin.

There is still quite a bit of work to be done, but you can see in the bottom pics that the dam is gone and they are creating several different "weirs" (rock walls) that will prevent the water from simply rushing through the area and causing the water levels upstream from dropping suddenly and drastically.

Their goal is to remove the dam, but prevent the loss of wetlands upstream that were created by having the dam there for the past century or so.

Check out the pics below.






























I hope to continue to get ore pics during this process and upload them to my album at www.BassFishingPhotos.com

If you want to view all of the pics as they get added, just follow this link.

http://bassfishingphotos.com/album/iNY
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 10:19:12 AM by Curt - RI »

Offline Joe P

  • Moderator
  • Largemouth Bass
  • *****
  • Posts: 2217
  • Applause: +106/-0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • My Biggest Bass: 8 lbs 11 oz RI
  • My Boat: 2015 Stratos 186 VLO - 135HO Evinrude Etec
Re: Local Dam Demolition
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2017, 01:03:32 PM »
Drove by there today, quite the project!
 
« Last Edit: September 28, 2017, 01:49:38 PM by Curt - RI »

Offline Curt - RI

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Largemouth Bass
  • *****
  • Posts: 10015
  • Applause: +149/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Fish On!
    • View Profile
    • CurtSnow.com
  • My Biggest Bass: LMB - 9 lbs. 2 oz. (RI) 9 lbs. 14 oz. (California Delta) - SMB 5 lbs. 10 oz. (CT)
  • My Boat: 2007 G3 HP180 Yamaha 150 HP
Re: Local Dam Demolition
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 01:49:45 PM »
Drove by there today, quite the project!
 


I know! Hard to believe what they're doing when you stop and take the whole thing in.

Offline Curt - RI

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Largemouth Bass
  • *****
  • Posts: 10015
  • Applause: +149/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Fish On!
    • View Profile
    • CurtSnow.com
  • My Biggest Bass: LMB - 9 lbs. 2 oz. (RI) 9 lbs. 14 oz. (California Delta) - SMB 5 lbs. 10 oz. (CT)
  • My Boat: 2007 G3 HP180 Yamaha 150 HP
Re: Local Dam Demolition
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 01:50:25 PM »
I uploaded some more new photos to this album yesterday.

You can see them here: http://bassfishingphotos.com/album/iNY