This video was taken in the summer of 2016 during the Ipswich Mill Dam drawdown, which coincidentally occurred duirng the worst part of the summer drought. The video describes the investigation that was conducted at that time of the dam’s structure, and a study of the feasibility of removing the dam. Field work is complete, and a public meeting will be held after results are analyzed. No decisions have been made regarding the future of the dam.
Historic Ipswich is published by the Town Historian for the Historical Commission and Department of ReCreation and Culture. Thanks to the many content contributors, and to Al Boynton for providing the URL.