Feedback from public on Potter Hill Dam encouraged at Thursday Zoom meeting
WESTERLY — A team of engineers, scientists, and community partners evaluating potential solutions for the flood risks posed by the deteriorating Potter Hill Dam will discuss their findings Thursday during an online public information session.
Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the 6 p.m. virtual meeting and will be given an opportunity to ask questions and share information about the river. The meeting will be conducted at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86056259542. Phone access will be available by calling 929-205-6099 (toll call) or 877-853-5257 (toll-free call). The meeting identification number is 860 5625 9542.
Last year the town received a $100,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which was matched by the town and the Nature Conservancy, to study fish passage and flood mitigation including removal or partial removal of the dam. The study, being conducted by environmental engineering firm Fuss & O'Neill Inc., entails assessing the dam, analyzing sediment samples, and looking at potential changes around private property, bridges and wetlands.
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