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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Projects: Completed, Planned and Under Consideration
The New Hampshire Dam Removal and River Restoration Program is assisting a number of communities and dam owners statewide -- from simply providing information about the option of dam removal to managing dam removal from planning through completion.

Completed dam removal projects:

  • Butternut Brook, Butternut Pond Dam, Grantham (2013)
  • Beaver Brook, Beaver Lake Dam, Derry (removed 2012)
  • McQuade Brook, McQuade Brook Dam, Bedford (removed 2012)
  • Unnamed Stream, Anne Jackson Girl Scout Dam, Wilton (removed 2012)
  • Suncook River, Buck Street Dam West, Allenstown (Removed 2011)
  • Suncook River, Buck Street Dam West, Pembroke (Removed 2011)
  • Lamprey River, Bunker Pond Dam, Epping (Removed 2011)
  • Ashuelot River, Homestead Woolen Mill Dam, West Swanzey (Removed 2010)
  • Brown Brook, Heads Pond Dam, Hooksett (Removed 2010)
  • Black Brook, Maxwell Pond Dam, Manchester (Removed 2009)
  • Winnicut River, Winnicut River Dam, Greenland (Removed 2009)
  • Souhegan River, Merrimack Village Dam, Merrimack (Removed 2008)
  • Pearl Lake Brook, Pearl Lake Brook Dam, Lisbon (Removed 2007)
  • Champlin Pond Dam and Champlin Farm Pond Dam, Rochester (Removed, 2005)
  • Contoocook River, West Henniker Dam, Henniker (Removed, 2004)
  • Bellamy River, Bellamy River Dam #5, Dover (Removed, 2004)
  • Tioga River, Badger Pond Dam, Belmont (Breached, 2004)
  • Bearcamp River, Bearcamp River Dam, South Tamworth (Removed, 2003)
  • Ashuelot River, Winchester Dam, Winchester (Removed, 2002)
  • Ashuelot River, McGoldrick Dam, Hinsdale (Removed, 2001)

Completed Fish Passage Projects:

  • Wiswall Dam, Durham (Completed 2011)
  • John’s River Dam, Whitefield (Completed 2006)

Planned dam removal projects:

  • Lawrence Brook, Boyce Pond Dam, Fitzwilliam (Planned 2014)
  • Tannery Brook, Tannery Brook Dam, Boscawen (Planned 2014)
  • Exeter River, Great Dam, Exeter (Planned 2015)

Dams currently under consideration for removal:

  • Branch River, Union Village Dam, Wakefield
  • Cocheco River, Gonic Dam, Gonic Sawmill Dam, Gonic
  • Israel River Dam, Lancaster
  • Lamprey River, Macallen Dam, Newmarket
  • Souhegan River, McLane & Goldman Dams, Milford

Dams currently under consideration for Fish Passage Projects

  • Ashuelot River, Fiske Mill Dam, Hinsdale



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