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Town of Hookset - Wetland Restoration

The Town of Hooksett is restoring conditions to ensure natural water flow in a wetland system on land it recently purchased and conserved. The wetland’s outlet is at a woods road crossing that had a culvert too small to allow unrestricted water flow, and that restricted wildlife movement in the outlet stream. The undersized culvert also threatened to back water up behind it and cause erosion of the road during flood conditions. Restoration will consist of replacing the culvert with a much wider opening - a bridge constructed with relatively inexpensive large modular interlocking concrete blocks that allows free flow of water and improved wildlife passage.