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Thunder brook
After the removal of the 10-foot tall Thunder Brook Dam by the Town Highway Department.
Credit: Eric Derleth/USFWS

Environmental officials celebrate brook restoration in Western Mass.

State and federal officials joined elected officials and many other partners today to celebrate the completion of the Thunder Brook restoration project in Cheshire, Mass. The $245,000 project included removing a hazardous dam and replacing a failing culvert, both which will greatly improve conditions for wildlife including brook trout. Contractors recently put the finishing touches to restore the coldwater brook, which feeds the South Branch of the Hoosic River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with a number of the partners, provided funding and assistance.

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Published on: Friday, December 14,2012

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