Title: History Helping Science in the Quinebaug River Study
Presenter: Dr. Neil Fennessey, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: Noon to 1 PM
Location: Library Browsing Area
A Carney Library/Faculty Senate Brown Bag Lecture
The construction of an electric power-plant in central Massachusetts worried state and federal environmental regulators. Already concerned about how the Quinebaug river might be impacted during sustained dry spells by US Army Corps of Engineers flood control dam operations, regulators and environmentalists alike felt the power plant would make things much worse for the aquatic ecosystem. A historical study of how the river was developed by the early textile industry combined with a study of how the river flows with and without dams cleared up important misunderstandings.
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