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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Public Meeting On Truax Dam

Walkerton | by Robyn Garvey  

A public meeting is set to discuss the partial removal of the dam in Walkerton.

A special public meeting is being held on Tuesday March 26th at the Bruce County Administration Building from 4 pm till 6pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the partial removal of a dam in Walkerton.

Engineer Jeff Graham will be on hand to answer questions and address any concerns regarding the upcoming partial removal of the Truax Dam.

Mayor Chris Peabody says this project has been in works for quite sometime.

The projected 380 thousand dollar project which was originally spearheaded by the Lake Huron Fishing Club and will be financed by Bruce Power involves partially removing the dam and rehabilitating the site to a more natural state.

This ‘natural’ state means the loss of the mill pond that residents have become quite accustomed to over the last 100 years.

The project promises to improve fish migration and overall water quality as well as address liability and safety concerns for Brockton as the portion of the dam that will be removed is in poor shape.

Engineers says the partial dam removal project will create a healthier ecosystem which will allow aquatic life to thrive.

Peabody encourages the public to attend the Truax Dam meeting,.

The information session will cover project history, project details and the timelines related to the partial removal of the Truax Dam.

The meeting is being held at the Bruce County Administraton Centre in Walkerton on Tuesday March 26th from 4 until 6 pm.

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