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Recreation wins out at dam

Stowe Reporter - 11:47 am Thu Nov 13th, 2014

Recreation is gaining the upper hand on flood control at the Waterbury Dam. This summer, more than 42,000 people used the dam's 850-acre reservoir for recreation - swimming, boating and picnicking.

In deciding the reservoir's future, state officials have decided that the summertime water level should be maintained year-round - which would eliminate the longtime practice of draining the reservoir before winter, to make room for spring runoff from Mount Mansfield and the rest of the dam's expansive watershed.

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