An artist's rendition of what the upper falls might look like without the Ipswich Mills Dam. Photo Rendition: IRWA/Jim MacDougall
Wicked Local Danvers: The Ipswich River Watershed Association has been working closely with dam owners, state and federal agencies and funding sources to study removing 3 Ipswich River dams: the Ipswich Mills Dam, the South Middleton Dam and the Curtis Pond Dam.
Curtis Pond Dam, photo/IRWA
Brian Kelder, restoration program manager with the Ipswich River Watershed Association, said the goal of the 3 projects, which are at different stages, is to improve aquatic habitat conditions in the Ipswich River Watershed.
Tom Richardson is the co-director and host of BoatingLocal. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.