Another meeting has been scheduled in Ridgefield on the federal “Preferred Alternative” of dam removal off Danbury Road. At the gathering on July 20th, people can discuss and get answers about the planning activities to date and the various alternatives that were evaluated and analyzed when it comes to the Norwalk River Watershed Dam.
Decommissioning could adversely impact two downstream residents and 6 road crossings.
The public will have another opportunity to review the Draft Plan and provide input until August 20, before the plan is finalized. The meeting on July 20th is at 7pm at the Ridgefield Recreation Center.
The feds determined that the dam was a high hazard in 2018 and didn't meet new stricter standards. If the infrastructure is destroyed, with U.S. Department of Agriculture argues that it will reduce the threat of loss of life and property to people who live and work in a potential breach zone.