Dam Removal Gives Salmon Room To Run

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Salmon can now go a little further up the Ashuelot River, thanks to help from Wildlife Forever. Near Winchester, New Hampshire, the New England Box Company Dam had been blocking the river for years after its useful life. The dam’s removal is helping to increase the river’s biological diversity, according to the state’s Fish and Game Department. Taking the dam out freed about 15 miles of river to flow freely for the first time in nearly 100 years — creating hopes of bringing back American shad, blueback herring, and Atlantic salmon to the Ashuelot.