Could dams return to Harpeth River? - WSMV Channel 4

Could dams return to Harpeth River?

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FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

Franklin leaders are set to vote on a study that could lead to new dams along the Harpeth River.

This comes just months after construction crews removed a dam which allowed the Harpeth to flow freely for the first time in decades.

Now, local leaders are looking for ways to reduce flooding, and a series of dams may be the answer.

On Tuesday night, the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen is expected to vote on a $1.4 million feasibility study.

The cost would be split between Franklin, Brentwood, Williamson County and Metro-Nashville.

The director of the Harpeth River Watershed Association has already expressed concerns about the project.

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