MWCC Walk About November 19, 2017, 2-4 PM Northern Rail Trail, Canaan Village
Join members of the Mascoma Watershed Conservation Council
On October 30, 2017, once again we had a significant flood event up-river, down-river and along the river behind Wiliams field adjacent to the Canaan Village. Earlier this year the Town of Canaan hired a consulting firm to study ways of improving this recurring flooding problem on the Indian River and the Orange Brook. The consultants recommended three improvements along the Indian River; they assert that all three projects are needed to reduce the chances of significant flooding in the future. We will visit the areas of maximum flooding in the Village area; we will stop at the three sites where improvements are recommended; we will discuss the flooding and the recommended steps to improve this situation. We will compare this flooding with previous flooding events such as Irene. We will have photos of the areas that flooded to view as we visit these areas that flooded and the areas where improvements are needed. We will not be visiting the Canaan Transfer Station Bridge over the Orange Brook which also requires improvement.
We will meet at the Tower House on the Canaan Village Green-Commons at 2 PM; the Village Green is at the intersection of US RT 4 and NH RT 118. The Tower House is yellow, has a tower and is on the green-commons. The walk will be almost entirely on improved surfaces primarily along the Northern Rail Trail next to the Indian River. If one stays on the entire walk (feel free to turn back sooner), it will be almost two miles round trip on what is flat-level ground. All are welcome.