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5/20/2023 - Canton Hydro Official Opening May 20th

Canton Hydro Official Opening (rain or shine)

May 20, 2023
Bridge St at the intersection of Rt 179
Canton, CT

Gates open at 12:30pm
Program & tours 1pm-3:30pm

Canton Hydro LLC and the Town of Canton invite you to a celebration event and open house of the new Upper Colllinsville Hydroelectric Project.  The event will begin with remarks by dignitaries and officials, including an overview of the project followed by a general open house during which attendees can tour the facility and learn about its design and operation from Canton Hydro staff and others.  A new efficient Kaplan turbine and generator have been installed inside the 1935 brick powerhouse across the river from the old Collins Company mill complex. The facilities include upstream and downstream fish passages, as well as specific facilities for eel passage.  The Denil fishway will allow fish to get past the dam for the first time in nearly 200 years.  A viewing window will allow fish to be counted as they migrate past!

Parking will be in Collinsville and the site can be reached via a short walk across the bridge.  The event will be held outside and attendees should dress for the weather.