Great Stone Dam across the Merrimack River at Lawrence Massachusetts from the ENEL website . The crestgate system installed by ENEL is visible enough for you to see what a so-called “bladder” dam looks like.
Another view of the Great Stone Dam, May 2010 courtesy of Corey Sciuto. This view allows for a fuller look at the area surrounding the dam site in Lawrence.
With the recent “approval” by FERC of the ENEL proposal for the historic Pawtucket Falls Dam, I thought that these two photos “up” the Merrimack River in Lowell would provide an opportunity to compare the Lowell dam with the Lawrence dam regarding site, impression and impact.
Pawtucket Falls Dam as viewed from the Pawtucket/School Street Bridge
Pawtucket Falls Dam, May 2006 photo courtesy of Corey Sciuto