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Projects: Planned, Completed and Under Consideration
The New Hampshire Dam Removal and River Restoration Program is assisting a number of communities and dam owners statewide -- from simply providing information about the option of dam removal to managing dam removal from planning through completion.

Planned dam removal projects:

  • Clark Brook, Pine Mill Dam, Haverhill (Planned 2019)
  • Tributary to Hubbard Brook, Hubner Pond Dam Chesterfield (Planned 2019)
  • Bellamy River, Upper Sawyer Mill Dam, Dover (Planned 2019)
  • Little Hale Creek, Little Hale Pond Dam, Durham (Planned 2019)
  • Tributary to Androscoggin River, Munn Pond Dam, Errol (Planned 2019)
  • Ferry Brook, Ferry Brook Dam, Keene (Planned 2019)

Completed dam removal projects:

  • Clark Brook, Clark Pond Dam, Haverhill (Removed 2018)
  • Bellamy River, Lower Sawyer Mill Dam, Dover (Removed 2018)
  • Exeter River, Great Dam, Exeter (Removed 2016)
  • McQuesten Brook, McQuesten Pond and Brook Dams, Manchester (Removed 2016)
  • Stony Brook, Ainsworth Pond Dam, Jaffrey (Removed 2015)
  • Tannery Brook, Tannery Brook Dam, Boscawen (Removed 2015)
  • Branch River, Union Village Dam, Wakefield (Removed 2014)
  • Lawrence Brook, Boyce Pond Dam, Fitzwilliam (Removed 2014)
  • Riddle Brook, Magazine Street Dam, Bedford (Removed 2014)
  • Berry Pond Brook, Berry Brook Reservoir Dam, Pittsfield (Removed 2013)
  • Butternut Brook, Butternut Pond Dam, Grantham (Removed 2013)
  • Beaver Brook, Beaver Lake Dam, Derry (Removed 2012)
  • McQuade Brook, McQuade Brook Dam, Bedford (Removed 2012)
  • Unnamed Stream, Anne Jackson Girl Scout Dam, Wilton (Removed 2012)
  • Stevens Brook, Stevens Brook Dam, Claremont (Removed 2011)
  • Suncook River, Buck Street Dam West, Allenstown (Removed 2011)
  • Suncook River, Buck Street Dam West, Pembroke (Removed 2011)
  • Lamprey River, Bunker Pond Dam, Epping (Removed 2011)
  • Ashuelot River, Homestead Woolen Mill Dam, West Swanzey (Removed 2010)
  • Brown Brook, Heads Pond Dam, Hooksett (Removed 2010)
  • Black Brook, Maxwell Pond Dam, Manchester (Removed 2009)
  • Winnicut River, Winnicut River Dam, Greenland (Removed 2009)
  • Souhegan River, Merrimack Village Dam, Merrimack (Removed 2008)
  • Pearl Lake Brook, Pearl Lake Brook Dam, Lisbon (Removed 2007)
  • Champlin Pond Dam and Champlin Farm Pond Dam, Rochester (Removed 2005)
  • Contoocook River, West Henniker Dam, Henniker (Removed 2004)
  • Bellamy River, Bellamy River Dam #5, Dover (Removed 2004)
  • Tioga River, Badger Pond Dam, Belmont (Breached 2004)
  • Bearcamp River, Bearcamp River Dam, South Tamworth (Removed 2003)
  • Ashuelot River, Winchester Dam, Winchester (Removed 2002)
  • Ashuelot River, McGoldrick Dam, Hinsdale (Removed 2001)

Dams currently under consideration for removal:

  • Cocheco River, Gonic Dam, Gonic Sawmill Dam, Gonic
  • Meserve Brook, Lower Meserve Brook Dam, Jackson

Dams with pending fish passage projects or under consideration:

  • Meserve Brook, Upper Meserve Brook Dam, Jackson
  • Ashuelot River, Fiske Mill Dam, Hinsdale

Completed Fish Passage Projects:

  • Winnipesaukee River, Lochmere Dam, Belmont (Completed 2016)
  • Winnipesaukee River, Clement Dam, Tilton (Completed 2016)
  • Winnipesaukee River, Stevens Mill Dam, Franklin (Completed 2016)
  • Wiswall Dam, Durham (Completed 2011)
  • John’s River Dam, Whitefield (Completed 2006)




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