Develop Your Dam Removal Skills

American Rivers has created a series of resources designed to provide information about the different components of a dam removal project and help practitioners develop the skills and confidence necessary to undertake their own projects. Keep reading to learn which tools may be right for you.

Our newest resource is a series of videos modeled after a number of workshops we have delivered to state and federal agencies. The series includes a discussion on project scoping, surveying, planning, protecting infrastructure, sediment management, species protection, costs, and more. You can view the entire series on our Dam Removal Project Management training workshops video page.

Dams & Dam Removal 101: Basic information for those new to dam removal

Getting Started: Questions to consider, steps to take when first starting out

Regulatory Considerations: Information on state and federal regulations that may apply to dam removal

You can search for additional dam removal information at the Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information, housed at the Water Resources Collections and Archives at the University of California Riverside. American Rivers chairs the steering committee and has also donated its catalogue of older scientific reports and studies to the collection.