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Lower Vermilion River dam removal

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 So they took down the damn below downtown Danville on the Vermilion River. Turns out there was another damn upstream underwater that they didn’t know about till the water went down. This sounds like one of my remodeling projects. My friend sent me some pictures.

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“Where the hell did I leave the dam?”

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Phil, when they remove the other damn on the North Fork inside Ellsworth Park, that River will become a small Creek the majority of the year. I'll sneak down there shortly and take a look at it the 2nd hidden dam but i know that just removing part of the main dam that the water level has really dropped

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Getting rid of the Ellsworth park dam will open up some great spawning/nursery water for smallmouth on the North Fork. We should get a good walleye, sauger, white bass run once the remaining damn is gone from the Big Vermilion. It will be interesting to see how long it takes or if it develops. I also heard their's a possibility of walleye being stocked again in Lake Vermilion or Lake Mingo. Those fish will end up in the river also.

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Phil, have you heard whether they plan on removing that formerly hidden second low head dam just below the Gilbert street bridge that you have pictured above?  Btw, went down there today nosing around and taking photos.  No fishing as water rolling pretty well with all the rain we have gotten in the last 24 hours.  Did see some nice carp moving around down there, "Calling Johnnie G. "

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