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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.

Lake Champlain Basin Program Logo and NEIWPCC Logo
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department logo
The Johnsons Mill Dam prior to removal.
The Bogue Branch in Bakersfield after the removal of the Johnsons Mill Dam.
Stabilized streambanks of the Bogue Branch upstream of where the dam was removed.

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. 

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