Union Village Dam Removal


Wakefield, New Hampshire

DuBois & King provided design and planning services for dam removal and restoration of a section of the Branch River. The Union Village Dam was a 15-ft-high, 103-ft-long high hazard dam that impounded approximately two acres. NHDES identified the 1861 concrete and masonry dam as deficient in a number of areas, and removal of the dam was the preferred option by the owners. Removal of the dam will eliminate a potentially hazardous dam that may pose a public safety risk and will remove a hydraulic and aquatic organism passage barrier from the river. Restoring the river to a more natural state will establish an expanded habitat for certain aquatic species. Professional services included:

Site inspection and evaluation
Wetland delineation
Site survey
Plans and specifications
Construction cost estimates
Public outreach program
Utility coordination
Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
Coordination with NHDES, NH F&G, and local entities
Construction monitoring
Grant funding assistance

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