Hydropower dam relicensing talks coming soon
GREENFIELD, MA – The Connecticut River Conservancy is hosting virtual Hydropower Coffee Hour events to discuss and answer questions about the five Connecticut River hydropower facilities that applied for renewed operating licenses in December. The five facilities include the Turners Falls Dam and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage in Massachusetts, and the Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon dams in Vermont and New Hampshire. Once they are issued, the licenses for these facilities will be in place for the next 30 to 50 years and impact more than 175 miles of the Connecticut River. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence these operating licenses.
Join CRC at these Hydropower Coffee Hours to learn more: April 15, 9:30 am, River Critters; May 12, 9:30 am, River Recreation. CRC staff and additional experts will be on hand to answer questions and share how the public can get involved in the hydro relicensing process to speak up for rivers. Additional details are at www.ctriver.org/events.