Work is getting underway on a fish passage project in Westport that will provide access to more than a mile of the Aspetuck River and associated wetlands for migrating alewife, blueback herring and American eel.
A pool-and-weir fishway will be constructed to allow fish to bypass the dam, sometimes called the Newman dam. The fishway, which also will benefit non-migrating resident fish, will incorporate field stone and wooden weirs to create the pools.
The Aspetuck river dam is jointly owned by Joanne and Melissa Newman and Raphael Elkind.
Click here to read the full story in The Weston Forum.Tags: Aspetuck River, dam removal, fish passage, The Nature Conservancy, Weston