The Aulson Company of Methuen, MA, completed a major concrete removal, shotcrete repair, and restoration project for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at the Franklin Falls Dam, a 60-year-old structure in Franklin, NH. The Franklin Falls Dam was built by the USACE as part of a coordinated system of reservoirs to provide flood control on the Pemigewasset River Watershed of the Merrimack River Basin in the state of New Hampshire. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936, the project is located on the Pemigewasset River, the main tributary of the Merrimack River, approximately 2.5 mi upstream from the city of Franklin, NH. Construction of the project began in November 1939 and was completed in October 1943. The reservoir is operated for flood control and has a total storage capacity of 154,000 acre-ft. The dam is constructed of rolled earth fill, with protective rip rap, rising 140 ft above the river bed. The spillway consists of an excavated channel along the westerly