A2 Dam Removal: When the dam is removed existing water levels drop and flow back into the original channel. (Illustrated 5 years after dam removal)
General Description: In this alternative the Mirror Pond dam is removed by its owner at no expense to taxpayers. Side slopes down to the river are graded and replanted as required by federal and state regulators.
- Soils would be exposed until new wetland plantings develop.
- The dam removal process requires mitigation for any exposed soils.
- $10.9 million cost for removing the dam is the responsibility of the dam owner.
Related: Official Mirror Pond Visions Page
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