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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Dam Removal and River Restoration Program
Before: Bearcamp River Dam. Tamworth, NH. September 2001

Selective dam removal can eliminate a public safety hazard, relieve a dam owner’s financial and legal burdens and restore a river to a healthier, free-flowing condition. Consequently, some dam owners, government agencies and communities are taking a second look at dams.

For more information about why dam removal should be considered a legitimate option, see the NHDES Dam Bureau fact sheet "The New Hampshire Initiative to Restore Rivers Through Selective Dam Removal." more …

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  • NHDES Dam Bureau
    29 Hazen Drive; PO Box 95
    Concord, NH 03302-0095
    (603) 271-3406
    (603) 271-6120 (fax)



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NH Department of Environmental Services | 29 Hazen Drive | PO Box 95 | Concord, NH 03302-0095
(603) 271-3503 | TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964 | Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm

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