Monday, September 10, 2012

Dewatering and Diversion Continue

Work on diverting the Mill River through a new temporary channel is continuing today. This lined channel will carry the river while a new channel is constructed through the impoundment. This is when the exciting work of river restoration begins - creating meander bends, channel banks and woody habitat.

Remnants of the old mill were still visible last week. The crew was unable to break apart these larger sections of the old mill walls which have stood the test of time and machinery. A report on the industrial archaeology of the mill will be completed at the end of the project, and we will use the information to create interpretive signage at the site.