The project in Scituate to remove the Hunter’s Pond Dam and restore Bound Brook will be finished this year.
The Hunter’s Pond Dam has impeded fish spawning in Bound Brook for over 200 years according to Scituate’s Special Project Director, Al Bangert.
Bangert says the project to remove the dam and improve Bound Brook is now a reality after years of studies.
“Over time, through a series of grants, we hired an engineering firm which looked at the cost of repairing the dam and fish ways and the cost of removing the dam and a dam safety analysis. In the end the conclusion is that the best thing is to remove the dam and improve the river,” said Bangert.
Bangert says the brook will run freely after the work is done.
“By pulling the dam out and letting the silt filter on down, it will filter on down out into the waterways and we’ll have then a nice river that will extend all the way up through North Scituate and into Cohasset,” said Bangert.
The work will start in June and be complete by September.