Hughesville Fish Study
We removed the dam! Now, we're working with partners to monitor fish passage
MWA was awarded a grant from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation to monitor the impact of the Hughesville Dam Removal. Over the next 5 years, we will collect biological, chemical and physical data to help measure our river restoration work done in this focus area - which is multiple sites up and downstream of the old Hughesville Dam site off of Route 627 in Pohatcong Township, NJ.
This study will help us to:
better understand changes in water quality, aquatic habitat and fish populations after a dam removal;
provide baseline data to be used for the Warren Glen and Bloomsbury dam removals;
provide science-based information on the long-term benefits of dam removals; and
inform future policy on dam removals in river restoration projects.
Source: Princeton Hydro
MWA and partners monitor at 5 sites along the Musconetcong from Bloomsbury down to Hughesville below the former dam site
Source: Google Maps