In 2013, vegetation and large trees were removed from the earthen section of the North embankment behind the cut off wall. This vegetation was removed to comply with NYSDEC Dam Safety requirements, preventing internal erosion, root ball overturning and dam inadequacies due to extensive root systems creating seepage paths. Blueberry bushes were planted to stabilize the topsoil. Agreement with property owner, Bartlett Carry Club provided the USF to remove and maintain embankment.
See pictures below.