Dam removal will not create ‘new’ falls. With the dams removed, the river will wash away remaining sediments that overlay the existing bedrock gorge below Lake George and the historic river channel below Lake Louise. Based on sediment mapping and measurement of the bedrock surfaces along with available topographic maps, it appears that a series of cascades, each dropping between 4-6 feet, will occur over several hundred feet from upstream of the Winter Street bridge to the confluence of the South Fork. A similar drop is also expected in the vicinity of Powell Falls. See conceptual renderings.
If the dams were to be removed, how high will the new falls be?
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- How would the water be released into the stream as the dams are removed?
- There is a floating monitoring station on Lake George. What is it monitoring?
- If the dams were to be removed, how high will the new falls be?
- What is being done to ensure that the townships in the upper watershed are establishing regulations to address stormwater storage and infiltration and to control agricultural erosion using buffers, in an effort to reduce sediment coming down the upper Kin
- Upstream of River Falls, what will prevent agricultural runoff from contributing sediment and nutrients Lake George?
- Will utility crossings be affected by dam removal?
- Will the wastewater treatment plant outlet be affected?