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Return to the Projects PageFloodwater Control Dam No. 15

Engineering with Nature
Repairs to Floodwater Control Dam No. 15

North Canaan, Connecticut

State of Conn. Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Review by:
U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service

D. & V. Morin Construction Co.
Meriden, Connecticut

Additional Information:
For more information about this project, please contact Russ Johnston

Obstruction of the inlet to this dam by beaver activity was a perpetual problem. Working with the Conn. D.E.P. and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Meehan & Goodin designed an innovative and experimental "fence" to provide a framework on which the beavers would build their dam. By locating this "beaver fence" upstream of the inlet, the beavers could construct their "dam" without blocking the inlet to ours.

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