Removal of Canasawacta dam imminent

NORWICH – Residents of Plymouth Street and Willard Court have been anxiously awaiting the removal of the Canasawacta Creek dam for nearly a year, but city officials are saying they won’t have to wait much longer.

After suffering severe flooding in April of 2005 and June of 2006, residents living near the Canasawacta Creek dam have been eager to see the removal of the structure, originally installed to allow for a swimming area for children. With the addition of the Kurt Beyer Pool, the dam has outlived its usefulness, and some city aldermen are concerned it may pose a safety issue because of the number of children playing on or around it every summer.

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