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Hands Mill Dam Removal, 30% and Final Engineering Design

The Hands Mill Dam is a partially breached stone masonry and concrete dam located along the Jail Branch in Washington, Vermont. The dam is currently owned by the Town of Washington and was classified as a Class 2 “significant hazard dam” in 2016 by the VT Department of Environmental Conservation Dam Safety Program. The overall goals of this project are to remove the Hands Mill Dam to mitigate current flood and dam breach hazards, improve aquatic organism passage, restore stream equilibrium, and improve water quality.