Big Dam Problem

| February 14, 2009

Karen has mentioned that whenever the media comes for an interview ….they always talk to me.  She says she is part owner and she should get interviewed.    Well ……. one day I was working down in the creek on the dam and a newspaper reporter stopped by.  She was so excited…. she did the […]

Second Dam Step – or – Step #2 The Dam

| February 14, 2009

The plan is to restore the washout gate next to the mill and then use this gate to draw the water away from the center of the millpond.  Of course we have to wait until the creek is low.  We got our opportunity the next summer 2007.  We had very little rain for several weeks….. […]

| February 2, 2009

This is a photo of the downstream side of the dam repair.  This washout gate was always there.  It was worn so bad from years of running water it was hard to figure the original size.  Fortunatly there was another one in the center of the dam we could measure.  Mike Roe Bridgeton Mill

Finished Step One of Dam Restoration

| February 2, 2009

Here is a photo of the the dam on the upstream side…..finished.  I added the trash rack to catch ….trash.  It didn’t work out because it kept getting too much trash and stopped the water.  When we took it out it looked like it was nearly worn through.  When we looked a little closer there […]