- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire environmental officials will be walking and floating between Mascoma Lake and the Connecticut River this month to gather information about erosion.

The Department of Environmental Services will be assessing the Mascoma river and its banks to identify areas where erosion might be threatening community infrastructure. Officials told the Valley News (https://bit.ly/1zZZlOf ) that the data can be used to secure funding for stream restoration work such as stabilizing banks, replacing culverts and restoring native vegetation.

The state has conducted similar assessments of nearly 400 miles of rivers across the state. The Mascoma study was timed to take advantage of the time of year when water flows are the lowest and before the lake is drawn down on Oct. 15.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News, https://www.vnews.com

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