Kidder Hill Dam, Grafton (2019)

Before dam removal. Credit: Ron Rhodes, Connecticut River Conservancy

In August 2019, this concrete dam (6-foot high by 30-foot long) built in 1960 was removed to provide fish passage and restore natural flow. With the dam gone, fish and wildlife can move freely throughout the river system, and natural flows will help transport sediment downstream. The Connecticut River Conservancy worked with the dam owner, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and local contractors to remove the dam.