Palmer River Corridor
The Palmer River Corridor Easement allows the Little River to re-establish its natural slope and meander pattern. In addition, it provides the river access to natural floodplains in order to reduce erosion hazards; provide flood inundation and fluvial erosion hazard mitigation benefits; improve water quality through hydrologic, sediment and nutrient attenuation; and to conserve and enhance aquatic and wildlife habitats and natural processes associated with the protected property.
Along with the river frontage, nearly 10 acres of prime and statewide agricultural soils were protected through the easement.
We identified the parcels just south of the River Rd. bridge in Stowe as a prime location for the Little River to dissipate some of its energy. Mike Kline, VT River Scientist