Group Advocating for Removal of Watertown Dam Hosting Virtual Meeting

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Charlie Breitrose The Watertown Dam near Watertown Square slows the flow of the Charles River. A group is advocating removing the dam.

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.

Speakers include:

  • 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.

Click here to register for the virtual meeting.

2 thoughts on “Group Advocating for Removal of Watertown Dam Hosting Virtual Meeting

  1. 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.

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