Posts Tagged ‘ Connecticut River ’

Barrier At Nuclear Plant Canal ‘Orange Scar’ On River

Oct 16th, 2014 | By
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During its 30 years of operation, Connecticut Yankee restricted access to the discharge canal by boat, but fishermen were allowed to gather along the banks of the man made inlet. The floating boom was removed in 2007 and the canal once again became popular with fishermen, this time arriving by water. But the boat access began to worry Connecticut Yankee managers…



Return To The Rivers: Connecticut’s Waterways Reflect State History

Jul 21st, 2014 | By

The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state’s rivers. “It was not wilderness,” said Nicholas Bellantoni, a professor of archaeology at the University of Connecticut and the designated state archaeologist. To be sure,

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Everyone can help watershed council keep Connecticut River clean

Jul 4th, 2014 | By
A plastic water bottle floats down the Connecticut River. (photo: cjzurcher)

Everyone can help watershed council keep Connecticut River clean



Connecticut River paddlers celebrate trail extension plan

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

You can’t really cut a ribbon to open a river to canoeists, so a coalition of groups promoting paddling up and down the Connecticut River did the next best thing Saturday – they held a picnic and a celebratory paddle from Gillette Castle State Park to Selden Island State Park in Lyme. About 80 people

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A cesspool no more, the Connecticut River returning to former, cleaner self

Jun 20th, 2014 | By

Once swollen with sewerage and industrial waste, the river has improved steadily over the past two decades, making it far more suitable for rowing, Dietz said. A study released by Environment Massachusetts Thursday showed that Massachusetts ranked in fourth lowest in river pollution levels, behind Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Arizona. For more on this

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Rare sturgeon found along Connecticut River in Lyme

Apr 30th, 2014 | By

The rare nearly 7-foot-long Atlantic sturgeon that weighs about 100 pounds was found Saturday near Elys Ferry Road. “It had been here a while, it started to decay…started to smell,” said eyewitness Gary Weed. This fish is labeled an endangered species by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. For more on this story,

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What Gets Flushed Into Rivers as More Rain Hits the Northeast?

Apr 30th, 2014 | By
Muddy sediment empties into Long Island Sound from the Connecticut River after Hurricane Irene in 2011. (NASA Earth Observatory)

researchers at Yale University want to find out what happens to the chemical composition and water quality of the Connecticut River watershed and the Long Island Sound with more heavy rain.



Promote Better Water Quality In Connecticut by Sharing Some Photos

Apr 24th, 2014 | By
People kayak on the Connecticut River. (photo: cjzurcher)

Send photos of you using any CT river from October to April and they’ll be shared with CT DEEP scientists. It will be useful as they find the balance between protecting river users and the negative impacts of disinfection (typically from chlorine). CT DEEP is revising their clean water standards this year so it’s important to act now.



Connecticut River Watershed Study Will Assess Impacts of Extreme Rain Events

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By
Muddy sediment empties into Long Island Sound from the Connecticut River after Hurricane Irene in 2011. (NASA Earth Observatory)

A team of Yale researchers will lead a five-year, $3 million study to determine whether an increase in extreme rain events is affecting the transport of dissolved organic matter through the Connecticut River watershed, a phenomenon they say could alter the chemical composition and water quality of the watershed and Long Island Sound.



Connecticut River crests, floods local roads

Apr 19th, 2014 | By
Flooding along River Road in Cromwell, Conn. (photo for Environmental Headlines: Ross Powell)

If you live along the Connecticut River, green grass isn’t the only sign that spring has sprung.



Connecticut River watershed projects get $445K in grants from charitable foundation

Mar 24th, 2014 | By

Seven Connecticut River watershed projects are getting over $445,000 in grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. It’s the 12th round of grants awarded from the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund, created as part of a 1997 settlement agreement between the parties involved in the federal process to award a new operating license

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An Ice Breaker Works to Clear a Path on the Connecticut River

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

If you’ve looked out on the Connecticut River this winter, you may have seen something a bit unexpected: a Coast Guard cutter. It’s called the USCG Bollard, and it’s been on the river for weeks, dutifully breaking up ice. For more on this story, visit: An Ice Breaker Works to Clear a Path on the

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Coast Guard Cutter relocates to break ice on Conn. River

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

The Coast Guard Cutter Bollard was temporarily relocated from New Haven to Middletown Wednesday to be able to break up ice on the Connecticut River. The Bollard is a 65-foot harbor tug and is responsible for serving as an aid to navigation, as well as breaking up ice in Long Island Sound and surrounding rivers.

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The Connecticut River subject of Garden Club of Hartford’s annual meeting, Nov. 5

Nov 5th, 2013 | By

The Garden Club of Hartford Invites the Public to Learn More about New England’s Iconic Connecticut River Kim Lutz, Connecticut River Program director for The Nature Conservancy, will talk about the river’s past, present and future in a program at Hartford Public Library.    Flowing 410 miles from the northernmost reaches of New Hampshire to

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Join the Source to Sea Cleanup and Help Protect the Connecticut River System

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
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The Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) invites you take action this October by joining thousands of other volunteers across New England in the 17th annual Source to Sea Cleanup of the Connecticut River system—rivers and streams and their banks, as well as parks, boat launches, trails and more.



Scientists work to preserve the Connecticut River

Sep 19th, 2013 | By
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Three scientists at TNC — Rose Paul, Kathryn Kennedy, and Kimberly Lutz — are front and center in considering the Connecticut River, making sure all the components of biology and ecology, as well as usages for recreation and energy, are measured in what’s best for the river. And that’s key to creating a model of

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Hartford Riverfest postponed because of high Connecticut River water levels

Jul 4th, 2013 | By
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The signature event in the capital city has been postponed because of a new report from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service on flooding.



Double standard on the Connecticut

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

On June 28, Jeff C. Wright, director of energy projects for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as it sought two extra weeks to review hundreds of pages of just-released proposed study plans for the relicensing of five Connecticut River hydro projects. “The request for a 15-day EOT

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Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park

Jun 17th, 2013 | By

Middletown Patch photographed the river as it began to overflow its banks on Saturday morning, then again on Sunday morning. Here’s what transpired over the weekend. For more on this story, visit: Flood in Photos: Connecticut River Waters Advance, Recede at Harbor Park – Around Middletown – Middletown, CT Patch.



Watershed Council seeks river-friendly design for Middletown bank stabilization

Jun 13th, 2013 | By
(photo: J. Talbot)

The Connecticut River Watershed Council has been working with the City of Middletown, Army Corps of Engineers and other stakeholders since the fall of 2011 on a restoration project in the area of the John S. Roth Memorial Well Field in order to protect Middletown drinking water and the Connecticut River. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story.