Dartmouth researchers studying Vt. stream recovery

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Dartmouth researchers studying Vt. stream recovery

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2011 file photo, a rock hauler fords the White River while moving rocks for Vermont Route 107 in Bethel, Vt. Dartmouth College scientists studying the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont hope their work will help communities both predict and plan for future hazards. Immediately after the August 2011 storm, geography professor Frank Magilligan and earth sciences professor Carl Renshaw used a National Science Foundation grant to conduct a rapid damage assessment. But beyond the erosion, the scientists also are concerned about how streams will recover. And in many cases, efforts to “repair and restore” streams with bulldozers and other heavy equipment actually did more damage than the storm. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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