In 2010, a group of Leeds and Northampton citizens formed the Friends of the Upper Meadow Reservoir to save a dam that has been slated for removal. While the Mill River Greenway takes no official position on whether or not to preserve the dam, we think it’s important to let our members know about any significant projects in the watershed.
The Upper Roberts Meadow dam is on a major Mill River Tributary that arises in Chesterfield. It’s a beautiful, historic spot on the Chesterfield Road, and those in search of the strikingly feathered hooded merganser can almost be assured of seeing a nesting pair on the pond.
You’ll find information on the project at this website. The section on the area’s history is particularly interesting.