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Dams said to limit Irene flooding

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Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers say a series of flood control projects built decades ago helped spare Vermont tens of millions of dollars in damage during flooding from Tropical Storm Irene last summer. The town of Springfield, which had no significant damage from Irene, exemplifies the communities protected by a flood control dam upriver. The North Springfield Dam held back the floodwaters that damaged communities upstream, such as Cavendish and Ludlow. Police Chief Doug Johnston says that without the dam, Irene would probably have inundated the shopping plaza near the intersection of Vermont routes 11 and 106 and could have threatened homes and businesses downstream.

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