Shea-Porter Announces $500,000 for Winnicut River Fish Passage Restoration

Washington D.C. - Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will receive $500,000 dollars to remove the Winnicut Dam and install a fish passage structure under an upstream bridge, restoring a channel to more than 39 miles of habitat for migratory fish. This structure will allow upstream and downstream passage of fish native to New Hampshire waters, including river herring, American eel, and rainbow smelt. Funding for this project is made possible by the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“I am pleased that New Hampshire will be receiving funds to improve our natural resources,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This is an environmentally sound project that will benefit our native fish.”