This river’s tallest dam must come down, environmentalists say

MARISA IATI / LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM – Federal officials called it a public safety risk. The state classified it as high-hazard.

Almost 40 years after environmental experts first warned the Warren Glen Dam should come down, the political muscle to make it happen may finally exist.

Sandwiched in a gorge of the Musconetcong River between Warren and Hunterdon counties, the 37-feet tall dam once generated hydropower.

It has been out of commission for decades due to the river’s unreliable flow and lack of sufficient strength, and environmental groups now say leaving the dam intact is more trouble than it’s worth …

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