Posted on: January 10, 2018

Removal of Weston Mill Dam - See the Video!


The removal of the Weston Mill Dam, the lowermost obstruction on the Millstone River located in the Borough of Manville and Franklin Township, was successfully completed on August 22, 2017. This dam removal follows the successful removal of three dams on the main stem of the Raritan River (Calco Dam in 2011; Robert Street Dam in 2012; and Nevius Street Dam in 2013).  The Weston Mill Dam removal project, which also included stabilizing the foundation walls of the historic Weston Mill and recovering artifacts of the underlying circa 1844 timber crib dam, has re-opened 4.5 additional miles of historically significant spawning grounds for American shad, blueback herring, and other migratory fish on the Millstone River.  This fish passage restoration initiative was planned and managed by John W. Jengo, PG/LSRP of Stantec.  To view video highlights of the dam removal (available in 720p and 1080p high definition video display formats), please see the Weston Mill Dam Removal video the link provided. 

Youtube Millstone Dam Removal
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