Scituate: Dam Removal at Hunter’s Pond Underway

After strong support from the town, a dam removal at Hunter’s Pond in Scituate will benefit plants and animals, the aquatic ecosystem, and most importantly migratory fish species.

Eric Hutchins with the National Marine Fishery Services of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says there are many species of fish here that will thrive due to the new waterway.

There has been a dam in Hunter’s Pond since the late 1600’s that has been hindering the migrating and spawning patterns of these species.

With this small dam removed, there are now 500 miles and 200 acres of spawning grounds restored.

With the removal of the dam, the project is half-way completed and all that remains is replacing a culvert and a water line.

The estimated completion of the project is August.

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About Amy Leonard

Amy Leonard grew up in Carver and always had a passion for radio. She studied radio production at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island, then moved to Martha's Vineyard where she worked as a DJ at WVVY producing the midday show called PB and Jams. She has since then camped across the country to California but has made her way back to the only home she knows, the South Shore.