After New Hampshire’s third bout of massive flooding in 18 months last spring, residents and the governor wanted answers about why damage was so widespread and whether some dams did more harm than good.
An independent study to try to find those answers is getting under way, and the consultants are inviting flood victims to their first hearing this evening in Concord.
Many people wanted to know why there was more flooding last April even though there was less rain in flooding a year earlier. They also wanted to know what role releasing water from dams played.
FEMA is paying for the study international engineering firm to look at the causes and make recommendations to try to ease the severity of floods in the future.