The following announcement was provided by the Charles River Watershed Association:
The Dam Removal Movement Why Watertown Dam Should Be Next Virtual Event Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at 7 p.m.
Across Massachusetts, there is a growing movement to remove aging, defunct mill dams and restore free-flowing, climate-resilient rivers. There are numerous benefits and considerations to dam removal, including reinstating migratory fish passage, restoring the ecosystem, and protecting downstream communities from catastrophic flooding.
Join us for a discussion of the benefits of dam removal in Massachusetts rivers and more specifics on the effort to remove Watertown Dam.
- Ben Gahagan, Diadromous Fish Biologist at the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
- Beth Lambert, Director of the Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration
- Emily Norton, Executive Director
- Robert Kearns, Climate Resilience Specialist
Learn why we are advocating for the immediate removal of Watertown Dam and the restoration of a free-flowing dam-free Charles River.
I’ve walked by the dam so many times and am trying to imagine just how it will be removed and the cost to do so? Is it really worth it?
A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow.
Dam is defined as to create a barrier to hold back liquid.
The definition of a dam is something that holds back water, or the body of water that is being held.
An example of a dam is the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River in Nevada.
To hold back or confine by means of a dam.
To close up; obstruct.