Mount Morris Dam Cleanup Project (VIDEO)

Mount Morris Dam is the largest dam of its type east of the Mississippi, located on the Genesee River near the Village of Mount Morris in Livingston County, New York.

It is different because water only builds behind the dam during high water events.

Each summer, when the water is low, a team moves in with heavy equipment and removes the sediment and floatable materials that have accumulated behind the dam and what’s called the debris boom.

The sediment that is removed from in front of the conduit openings will be placed upstream of the dam back into the flood plain.