Removal of dam to enhance Farmington River for fish, recreation

Jun 4th, 2012 | By | Category: River, Water

Removal of the 128-foot long, 25-foot high concrete dam in East Granby and Bloomfield, Connecticut, will help make the river and its tributaries accessible to migratory fish that have historically spawned there. It is also expected to enhance whitewater paddling in Tariffville Gorge, a popular recreation area.

Spoonville Dam (Farmington River Watershed Association)

Spoonville Dam (Farmington River Watershed Association)

The project is a collaborative effort between FRWA, CL&P, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) with CL&P providing the capstone support that makes the project possible this summer. Work is expected to begin in late June and be completed by the end of September. Other support for the project came from a CT DEEP

For more on this story, visit: Spoonville Dam to be Removed – The Granbys, CT Patch.

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