Lardners Point

Dam Removals and Stream Habitat Restoration

External Partner: American Rivers.

Addressing Injuries to: Tributary habitat.

Project: Removing three dams and a remnant bridge pier; restoring riparian and in-stream habitat 1,000 feet upstream and downstream of each obstruction.

Total Acreage: 2.6 miles of river habitat will open up to anadromous fish such as alewife, striped bass, and shad; approximately 10 acres will be restored along the shoreline.

Ecological Benefits: Restoring tributary habitat will improve creek health, and provide anadromous fish habitat.

Economic Benefits: Fishing, educational, recreational, flood protection, boost to the local economy during construction.