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Merrimack Valley

May 12, 2013

Keep waters at bay

River gauge offers security to flood victims

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Conservation Director Bob Douglas, a long-time supporter of the river gauge, said he’s looking at its future benefits, flood or no flood.

Starting next year, several agencies will be teaming up to remove two dams from the Shawsheen River.

The gauge will provide vital data as to how the river responds to the work, according to Douglas.

“We’ll have a very good snapshot of what changes we see in the river, as far as the flood levels go or anything like that,” he said. “It would be a good way to check the performance of the removal of the dam.”

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