Do not disturb is ther riverbed rule in Nashua
However, while citizens and city officials hope to have some of the riverbed cleaned up before the Nashua River's water level is restored to its normal height in October, a wetlands official is warning of the dangers of disturbing river sediments.
"You don't want to create an environmental issue," Adams told a group of residents Thursday participating in a citizen's forum addressing the needs of the Nashua River. Whatever lies below the river's muck should remain, according to Adams, who said river sediment should not be disturbed because it could reintroduce unwanted contaminants into the water flow.
Alderman-at-Large Barbara Pressly hosted Thursday's forum, in part because she would like to see the exposed riverbed and the granite walls photographed and documented before the water is restored to its normal height this fall. She is also hoping to have a downtown section of the river cleaned up in the next few weeks.
Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said several efforts are under way focusing on the health and beauty of not only the Nashua River, but other water bodies in the city as well. She recently formed a new Nashua Waterways Committee that will address many of the concerns.
As work progresses on the dam, Lozeau said the city is working with developer John Stabile during the cleanup of the cofferdam to fix some of the trees growing outside of the granite wall near the Nashua Public Library.
There is significant debris behind the highway in the area of Home Depot and Shorty's Restaurant, according to Lozeau, most of that because of plowing during the winter. There are plans to clean up the river from the dam out to Coliseum Avenue, she added.
The project is already being videotaped and photographed near the dam, and the city is working with the Nashua River Watershed Association and the Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee to catalog some of the details, said Lozeau.
Sherry Dutzy of the Nashua Conservation Commission agreed.
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