Dam Removals: Hughesville
The Hughesville Dam spanned the Musconetcong River from Holland Township, Hunterdon County to Pohatcong Township, Warren County. The effort was led by the MWA and supported by the Musconetcong River Restoration Partnership. The MWA coordinated work with property owners, engineers, contractors and partners including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Office of Natural Resource Restoration and the Division of Fish and Wildlife.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined us Thursday, September 8th as we made our first notches in the Hughesville Dam. The dam has since been removed and we are working toward restoring the river near this site.
Water quality seems to be improving on the river! We have recent reports (June 2017) that American Shad have been found on the Musconetcong River upstream from the site of where the Hughesville Dam was removed and near the base of the Warren Glen Dam. To read more on this exciting news, click here!
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
N.J. Department of Environmental Protection Natural Resource Damage Assessment
FishAmerica Foundation/National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration
Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership
Conservation Resources, Inc.