Johnsons Mill Dam Removal
Check out these resources related to the Johnsons Mill Dam Removal in August 2021 in Bakersfield, VT on the Bogue Branch. More information is being added all the time based on our on-going monitoring work!
Recent time-lapse videos of the site following removal have been added at the bottom of the page!
This project was funded in part by grants from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. This project has been funded by an agreement awarded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under assistance agreement (LC00A00605) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program.
Watch as the removal site floods overnight on October 31, 2021 (Halloween) causing erosion and bank failure.
Watch the stream change and evolve following dam removal from August 21, 2021 to November 10, 2021
Watch the construction and post-removal flows of the channel upstream of the dam from August 2021 through the middle of September 2021
Watch a time lapse with images taken minute by minute over the span of a few days in September 2021
Watch the sky over time at the removal site from November 12 through December 5, 2021
Watch the channel upstream of the former dam flood, erode, deposit sediment, get covered in snow, and get visited by wildlife with their footprints in the snow from December 2021 to February 2022.
Watch the Bogue Branch through the former location of the dam from April 13 through June 21, 2022.
Watch two videos taken from a helicopter flying over the former Johnsons Mill Dam site in August 2022 taken by FCNRCD's own Megan Walker.
Read more about the project from the Press!
Dam removal in Bakersfield would reconnect streams, improve trout habitat by Shaun Robinson in VTDigger
Removal of hundreds of years old dam in Bakersfield set for mid-August by Alek Fleury in the Saint Albans Messenger
GALLERY: Removal of one hundred year old dam in Bakersfield underway, project expected to be complete middle of next week by Alek Fleury in the Saint Albans Messenger