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The lesson from the Kennebec after twenty years? Dam removal works.
82 dams and more than 1,230 miles of river were restored through dam removal in 2018.
Boardman River, Michigan The Story Originating near Kalkaska, Michigan, the Boardman River flows 28.2 miles through forests, meadows and towns before emptying into Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City, Michigan. The river’s watershed drains a vast 295 square miles, connecting hundreds of miles of river and tributaries that are vital to the success of many… Read more
A Dam No More (Portland General Electric) Dam: Marmot Dam | River: Sandy River | State: Oregon Celebrating the Removal of the Columbia Dam (The Nature Conservancy) Dam: Columbia Dam | River: Paulins Kill | State: New Jersey Rethinking Culverts (The Nature Conservancy) Culverts: Various | River: Rivers of the Adirondack Mountains | State: New… Read more
River restoration projects can take many forms, and not all projects are created equal when it comes to quality and results. Here we present restoration success stories that highlight projects of different types, at different scales, and in varying geographies across the country to demonstrate how well planned and constructed restoration projects can bring rivers… Read more
Ten miles of Congaree Creek are now reconnected and support paddlers and aquatic life alike.
Restoration projects can be complicated, lengthy, and expensive, but when partners collaborate, projects become easier, cheaper, faster, and more fun!
American Rivers has 20 years of experience freeing rivers from unnecessary dams. Here’s our advice on how to take the dam removal movement to the next level.
When complete, the Trabuco District Dam Removal Project will result in the demolition of 81 dams that are no longer serving a purpose.
July 31, 2019 Contact: Serena McClain, American Rivers, 202-347-7550 Gregg Bortz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 410-260-8001 Jennie Lyons, NOAA, 301-427-8013 David Eisenhauer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 413-253-8492 Washington – One of the most important dam removal projects in the Mid-Atlantic is officially complete. Project partners announced today that the Bloede Dam removal and… Read more
American Rivers annual survey shows continued demand for healthy, free-flowing rivers February 21, 2019 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 View the full list of dams removed in 2018: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemoval2018 Infographic: AmericanRivers.org/DamInfographic Database of all dam removals: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalDatabase Map of all dam removals: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalsMap (Washington) – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and… Read more
Here are a few key victories American Rivers and our partners won for rivers in the past 12 months.