Natick’s Charles River Dam Advisory Committee will be meeting next online on Tuesday, Jan. 25, from 4-6:30pm via Zoom.
The agenda will focus on recreation opportunities and features that would be desirable at the current dam site. Discussion will also include key questions, including alternative repair methodologies.
Any member of the public who wishes to submit written comments to the Advisory Committee may submit those via firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am on Jan. 25. There will also be a brief public comment period during the meeting.
The 1934 dam has received a series of less-than-stellar inspection grades in recent years and the town has finally decided it better do something about this since it owns the dam. As a high hazard structure that impounds about 160 million gallons of water, the dam would do some real damage to its surroundings if it fails. Town Meeting in 2019 approved $1.25M in funds to fix the dam, but since then the prospect of just getting rid of it has been been entertained.
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