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Old 09-02-2014, 09:45 PM
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Saw a guy today damming an FFO river. He is prying rocks and stones from the stream bed with crow bar then piling rocks up to make a pool in the river so he and his family can lounge in the water .
I called fish and game but never heard back from them .It appears that many of the homeowners on this ffo river are doing the same .

What is the law on changing the flow of a stream in NH ..? This is a great FFZo river and am concerned it could damage reproduction .
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:42 PM
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Saw a guy today damming an FFO river. He is prying rocks and stones from the stream bed with crow bar then piling rocks up to make a pool in the river so he and his family can lounge in the water .
I called fish and game but never heard back from them .It appears that many of the homeowners on this ffo river are doing the same .

What is the law on changing the flow of a stream in NH ..? This is a great FFZo river and am concerned it could damage reproduction .
Contact the NH DES- Wetlands Bureau as they have jurisdiction. Also, the local Conservation a Commission can help. Streams are protected. Take photos to record the disturbance to document. The individuals are probably unaware of regulations.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:54 PM
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I spoke to the guy ...he blew me off and continued working . What pisses me off is that its a great ffo stream.
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:44 AM
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I'll be interested in what you find about the legality of this.

I see these piled up rocks to make pools all over the place - essentially wherever there are houses/camps next to the river. Also the popular swimming spots.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:23 AM
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I will report back when I get more information.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:30 AM
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Can't wait to hear the results on this one.Personally I think swimming in brooks and rivers in NH should be outlawed.
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