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River Restrained

  • Patty Smith, top right, who lives in the former Hyde sawmill in East bethel, calls down to a crew from the White River Partnership and Ripple Natural Resources as they survey the Hyde Dam on the Middle Branch of the White River in East Bethel, Vt., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The WRP has secured a grant from the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund to purchase the dam, a small lot to its south containing the foundation of a former grist mill, and to design a plan to remove the dam. "We want to restore river function and fish passage, but also do it in a way that allows historical interpretation," said WRP Project Manager Greg Russ, lower left. Russ and intern Christian Pelletier measure silt depth behind the dam from a canoe while Matt Murawski, bottom left, and Gregory Gull, of RNR, take elevations of the dam. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Matt Murawski, of Ripple Natural Resources takes an elevation point from the foundation of a former gristmill abutting the Hyde Dam on the Middle Branch of the White River in East Bethel, Vt., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The survey will help the White River Partnership develop a plan to remove the dam. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Gregory Gull, of Ripple Natural Resources, passes a rod used for measuring silt depth up to Matt Murawski, also of RNR, after beginning a survey of the Hyde Dam on the Middle Branch of the White River with White River Partnership Project Manager Greg Russ, middle, and intern Christian Pelletier, top right, in East Bethel, Vt., Thursday, July 26, 2018. The WRP has obtained grant funding from the Upper Connecticut River Mitigation and Enhancement Fund to purchase the dam and water rights with plans to eventually remove the dam. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.


Thursday, August 02, 2018