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The Final Version of the Great Dam Removal Study documents are now available. See the supporting documents below.
The Exeter River Study Committee is a 12-person committee charged with providing advice to the Board of Selectmen in all matters relating to the management of the Exeter River, its tributaries, and watershed. In 2000, following a Letter of Deficiency notification that the Great Dam does not meet NHDES Dam Safety Bureau Standards, the Town and its many partners have been working to develop alternatives to address this deficiency.
|Lionel Ingram, Chair||4/2014||Vacant|
|Peter Richardson, Vice Chair||4/2016||Roger Wakeman, PEA Rep.||Ex-Officio|
|Frank Patterson||4/2016||Kristen Murphy, Natural Resource Planner||Ex-Officio|
|Rod Bourdon||4/2014||Paul Vlasich, DPW Rep.||Ex-Officio|
|Lionel Ingram||4/2014||Ginny Raub, Conservation Commission Rep.||Ex-Officio|
|Richard Huber||4/2015||Don Clement, BOS Rep.||Term|
|Dr. Mimi Larsen Becker||4/2015|
In 2011, a working group was established to incorporate public concerns, establish a task list and act as the liaison between the River Study Committee and the selected consultant VHB in Dam Removal Feasibility Study. The focus of this study is the evaluation of impacts on a variety of areas of public concern for dam modification or dam removal scenarios. The working group consists of the following members: Co-chairs Mimi Becker and Deb Loiselle (NHDES), Rod Bourdon, Phyllis Duffy (DPW), Eric Hutchins (NOAA), John Merkle (Heritage Comm.), Kristen Murphy (Planning), Peter Richardson, Sally Soule (NHDES), Paul Vlasich (DPW), Roger Wakeman (PEA), and the lead project consultant for VHB Peter Walker.
|Field Surveys||Completed- June thru October 2011|
|Define Alternatives||Completed - Fall thru Winter 2011-2012|
|Preliminary Analysis of Alternatives||Completed - Winter thru Spring 2012|
|Public Meeting||Completed - May 23, 2012|
|Draft Feasibility Report||Completed - June 2013|
|Public Meeting||Completed - June 26, 2013|
|Final Feasibility Report||Completed - October 2013|