The Lamoille River Local Protection Project is located along approximately 40 miles of the 84-mile-long river. The project is situated along those areas of the river that flow through Hardwick, Wolcott, Morristown, Hyde Park, Johnson, and Cambridge.
The project provides flood protection to Johnson and farmlands bordering the river.
The channel improvement project was completed between March-August 1938 at a cost of $50,000.
The project involved enlarging the channel at Johnson Gorge in Johnson and constructing bank revetment at four areas along the river - in Hardwick, Wolcott, Johnson, and Cambridge. Local interests completed bank revetment work at eight other areas along the river. These areas encompassed the towns of Hardwick (two areas), Wolcott (two areas), Morristown, Hyde Park, Johnson, and Cambridge.
The Lamoille River rises from Long Pond in Greensboro and flows westerly for 84 miles to Lake Champlain at Colchester. From Greensboro, the river passes through Hardwick, Wolcott, Morristown, Hyde Park, Johnson, Cambridge, Fletcher, Fairfax, Georgia, and Milton before emptying into Lake Champlain at Colchester.