DUMMERSTON, Vt. — A nonprofit organization is removing part of a dam in Vermont that restricts the Connecticut River’s water flow.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Connecticut River Conservancy started removing sections of the dam in Dummerston on Sept. 25.

CRC River Steward Ron Rhodes says the dam has created too much sediment in the upper part of the stream and too little in the lower part. He says the dam also blocks fish from getting upstream.

Rhodes says parts of the dam will remain to preserve its history. Records dating the dam are not available, but Rhodes says it could have originated in 1939.

He says the CRC will do restoration work after the dam is removed to preserve the local habitat.

Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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