Site of a former dike

A long earthen dike with water control structure was previously located here.

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It was used during cranberry farming operations as both a roadway and to control upstream water levels, and flood the bog during harvest time.

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Ecologically, the structure acted like a dam, and prevented the free movement of fish and other organisms across the site.  During the restoration project (2015-2016), all of the dikes, dams, and water control structures were removed using excavators and dump trucks.   Now the stream flows freely across the site, and the restored wetland surfaces are reconnected. 

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