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What will happen to Green River Reservoir if its dam is decommissioned?

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Tom Rogers
This hour, Vermont Edition will discuss the possible decommissioning of the dam that created the Green River Reservoir.

Live call-in discussion: Morrisville Water & Light, the utility that operates the Green River hydroelectric dam in Lamoille County, has said it is too costly to keep operating the dam and wants to decommission it. This has spurred a flurry of questions about what would happen to the Green River Reservoir, a lake created by the dam in the 1940s. The lake and surrounding wilderness area are beloved by kayakers, campers and nature enthusiasts.

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Broadcast live at noon on Tuesday, May 31, 2022; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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Mikaela Lefrak joined Vermont Public in 2021 as co-host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Tedra joined Vermont Public as a producer for Vermont Edition in January 2022. Before moving to Vermont, she was a journalist in New York City for 20 years. She has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.