Search Results for dam removal success

Boardman River Dams

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

Restoration Success Story Video Gallery

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 Success Stories

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

6 ways to make dams easier to remove

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.

Bloede Dam removal project complete: Patapsco River surges back to life

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

82 dams removed to restore rivers, improve public safety in 2018

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of dams removed in 2018: Infographic: Database of all dam removals: Map of all dam removals: (Washington) – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and… Read more