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Power company insists on safety at Waterport Dam

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

WATERPORT – The owner of the power plant at the Waterport Dam has added chain link fences, warning lights, sirens, flotation rings and signage.

I stopped by the dam on Saturday evening after hearing about the changes. People can still fish by the dam. There is one spot where people can wade in the water but they must wear personal flotation devices and must stay within a designated, cabled-off area.

Brookfield Power Company has posted some of its property with restricted access.

Here is how the dam looked last fall.