Posts Tagged ‘ river ’

Hartford Riverfest postponed because of high Connecticut River water levels

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

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.

Low Waters Reveal River Pollution

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

Tires, bottles, scrap metal, and more. It’s all trash and it’s all showing up in the low waters of the Connecticut River. “It’s never pleasant to see trash along the river banks and I don’t think anyone enjoys seeing that,” Angie Mrozinki said. Angie is Outreach Coordinator for the Connecticut River Watershed Council. She says

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State biologist sees river-rich Norwich as unique

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

The city’s rivers and a growing effort to restore historical fish species to inner waterways could turn Norwich into a major attraction for sport fishermen and eco-tourists who come to watch eagles, osprey, seals and other wildlife drawn here by healthy fish populations, a state fisheries biologist told the City Council Monday. For more on

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Farmington River Masterplan Taking Shape

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

A consulting firm hired to help the town develop ideas for the Farmington River in Collinsville presented its preliminary masterplan to a local committee this week. Funded by a $100,000 Department of Energy and Environmental Department Farmington River Enhancement Grant, Milone and MacBroom Inc. of Cheshire has worked with an Upper Collinsville Mill Pond Master

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Hockanum River Clean-up Saturday: Volunteers Needed To Clear Trash From The River And Its Banks

Sep 29th, 2011 | By

MANCHESTER — Volunteers can gather at the Hockanum River Saturday to take part in a fall cleaning. The volunteer effort to clear trash from the river is part of the Connecticut River Watershed Council’s Source To Sea Clean-Up, involving residents of all four states along the big tidal river and its feeder streams. Read more

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Artists Canoe Underground To Explore Buried Park River In Hartford

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

Unexpectedly, the Park River, muddy, polluted and entombed, still inspires. Largely unnoticed today, except for the occasional guerrilla canoeist, the Park took on the name Hog River because of its dirty, smelly composition during the 19th century. By the time it was buried in the 1940s, it was little better than a flowing sewer. Rick Green of The Hartford Courant reports.

Route 4 Farmington River bridge to be complete in October

Aug 30th, 2010 | By

After more than a year of work, crews expect to finish building the new Route 4 bridge over the Farmington River in October. The new bridge won’t fix the narrow, sharp and hilly curve near the Hill-Stead Museum. But the DOT is reconfiguring the Route 4 intersection at Town Farm Road, a move it expects

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