• Dam to be removed from famed Vt. trout stream
    September 04,2013
     

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    MANCHESTER — A famous trout stream is expected to see improvements after a dam is removed.

    The Dufresne Pond Dam on the Batten Kill in Manchester is being removed after more than a century of holding back the stream.

    It was built in 1908 by the Dufresne family to supply water power to a sawmill. It was out of service by the late 1940s and was purchased by the state in 1957. It is now owned by the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife.

    Removal of the dam will allow wild brown and brook trout to have free passage to a part of the river that had been blocked.

    The removal is expected to improve upstream habitat and provide a public safety benefit because the dam has had structural problems.

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