I drove down to the Lowell Dam, uh, former Lowell Dam, to see how the restoration of the river and dam site were progressing.
Here is a panorama photo of the dam in the summer of 2004:
And here is site of the former dam today from left to right…
I apoligize for the changes in perspective (and we are working on the ability to enlarge photos) but I think you can get the picture. It looks pretty good. The river is restoring.
Here are some more photos. Remember, the dam was 11 feet high and upstream was an 11 foot deep lake — for two centuries.