One final step to Columbia Dam removal

Columbia Lake, Knowlton, NJ

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NJ HERALD – A permit to remove the Columbia Dam on the Paulinskill has been issued and work can begin, with a break for the spring fish spawn, as soon as one final permit, permission to “de-water” the current lake behind the dam, is obtained.

The project, while in the state-owned Columbia Wildlife Management Area, is being undertaken by The Nature Conservancy as part of the group’s overall plans for the entire Paulinskill watershed, which begins in Sussex County and ends in the Delaware River, just a half-mile downstream from the dam …

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