Clementsport Dam Removal and Restoration
In September 2011, the Clementsport Dam, the derelict fish ladder and the concrete abutment were completely removed by Hurlburt Construction of Yarmouth. This allowed migratory fish access to 19.1km of river and tributary habitat above the dam site.
Fine grain sediments upstream of the dam were removed and erosion control measures were made along 55 meters of the Clementsport Road. Also 120 native willows and 45 white spruce were planted. Three riffles were constructed along with three deflector weirs installed in the former impoundment area.
Post-construction monitoring at the site has commenced, with the collection of water quality and benthic invertebrate samples. Regular photo point monitoring is also being undertaken. Post-construction monitoring will continue to July 2013.
Clementsport Dam prior to removal
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