Officials tour former Mill River dam sites in Taunton

TAUNTON—The Mill River never looked so good.

“It’s absolutely changed,” said state Sen. Marc Pacheco, D-Taunton.

Pacheco and more than 30 others, representing foundations and funders of the state’s Mill River Restoration Project, took a bus tour Wednesday in Taunton of two sites of former dams.

The river project is part of a statewide initiative to remove or repair 1,600 privately owned dams in Massachusetts, not only to restore natural habitats, but to improve public safety.

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