Demolition on deteriorating dam in Susquehanna County

7/31/2023  |  WNEP16 The News Station
Work is underway in the northern tier to make part of the Susquehanna River safer and more accessible. A piece of Susquehanna County history is coming down—the old Oakland Dam. "This dam has been in the Susquehanna (River) since 1929. Prior to that, there was another dam in the same place. These dams provided hydropower, first to the railroad, then to the hospital," explained Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, director of river restoration for American Rivers, a nonprofit that works to protect and restore rivers throughout the U.S. The 755-foot-long dam sits on the Susquehanna River between Oakland and Susquehanna Depot. Over the years, the dam has deteriorated, bringing safety concerns. In recent years, the dam developed a 110-foot breach.

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