The state auditor’s report suggests that with Vermont’s dam safety protocols left as is, it’s only a matter of time before a dam fails.
The founding of electric cooperatives, Aiken said, shows “that our farmers mean business and will not be bluffed nor seduced into paying, to a privileged few, a tribute on a heritage that rightfully belongs to all Vermonters.”
While a range of possibilities would keep the reservoir intact, it’s also possible that the reservoir could eventually be drained.
Advocates for dam removal in Vermont argue that fish and people’s interests go hand in hand.
Engineers started planning to remove the dam several years ago, concerned that sediment buildup could cause it to fail. Then, during the 2019 Halloween storm that caused flooding across the state, that’s exactly what happened.
This commentary is by Lisa Burr, co-owner of The Woods Lodge in Northfield. When my husband and I bought The Woods Lodge in 2004, located in Northfield along a tributary of the Winooski River called Bull Run Brook, the interior of the main lodge was largely in disrepair, but there wasn’t much reason to fix […]
A recent Associated Press investigation found at least eight dams in Vermont that pose a high risk to human safety and property are in bad shape, including the Waterbury Dam.
Some environmentalists have made “renewable” synonymous with “desirable.” Now they’re confronted with a means of energy production that is renewable but harmful.
The report from the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the University of Massachusetts Amherst examined how the Connecticut River's largest dams have contributed to the alteration of the natural pattern of water flow in the river and its tributaries.
The dams have been built for a variety of reasons, but few of them are serving an ongoing purpose, river steward Ron Rhodes said.
Vermont has more than 1,000 dams with hundreds serving no useful purpose.
But the company says some environmental studies still aren't done for the Connecticut River generating stations, and there's a “long way to go” in the process.
Great River Hydro LLC, a subsidiary of a Boston firm, is the new owner of hydro dams that had been owned and operated by TransCanada Corp. since 2005.
News Release -- The Nature Conservancy April 4, 2017 Media Contact: Eve Frankel, The Nature Conservancy, [email protected], 802 595-5000 Conservancy Develops Ecological Dam Screening Tool to Identify Dam Impacts on Vermont’s Waterways Montpelier, April 4, 2017—The Nature Conservancy has published the results of its Dam Screening Tool for the Lake Champlain Basin. The Dam Screening […]