Hyde Mill Dam, East Bethel (2021)

The Hyde Mill Dam was a run-of-the-river concrete gravity dam with an ogee weir spillway. The dam was built to provide water to mills that operated on each side of the river. The dam had a structural height of 14 feet and weir length of 45 feet. The old mill building on the left abutment was used as a camp. The mill structures on the right abutment were in ruins. The overall condition of the dam was poor. The dam was purchased in 2018 by the Vermont River Conservancy in partnership with the White River Partnership to enable dam removal, enhance in-stream habitat and provide public access for fishing, boating, swimming. The dam removal was completed in September 2021, opening 60 miles of fish habitat. Photo by James M. Patterson/Valley News.