Birch Hill Dam

Monday, June 5 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Learn about flood control along the Millers River from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Birch Hill Dam is located on the Millers River in South Royalston, Mass., and is part of a network of flood damage reduction projects (including sister dam Tully Lake) on tributaries of the Connecticut River. Completed at a cost of $4 million, Birch Hill Dam was one the first dams the Corps of Engineers built in New England to reduce damage caused by floods like those that devastated Athol and Orange in 1936 and 1938.

Register by calling 978-249-9515 or by visiting Army Corps of Engineers presentation - Birch Hill Dam | Athol Public Library (

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