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of dams removed in 2018: Infographic: Database of all dam removals: Map of all dam removals: (Washington) – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and… Read more

Dams Put Two Twin Cities Rivers on List of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018

Mississippi River Gorge and Kinnickinnic Among Nation’s Top Ten Rivers Facing Threats Contacts: Olivia Dorothy, American Rivers, 217-390-3658 Jill Crafton, Izaak Walton League of America, 952-944-5583 Michael Page, Friends of the Kinni, 612-810-3949 Chris Bye, Kinnickinnic River Land Trust, 612-940-1607 Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named two rivers in the Twin Cities… Read more

Record Year for Removing Dams to Restore Rivers in 2017

86 Dams Removed Last Year to Improve Public Safety, River Health February 14, 2018 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 or Jessie Thomas-Blate, 609-658-4769 View the full list of dams removed in 2017: Database of all dam removals: Map of all dam removals: (Washington) – A record number of outdated dams were removed in… Read more

Dam Good Year for Dam Removal in 2017

In the midst of all the challenges 2017 saw for rivers and clean water, it was a record year for removing outdated, unsafe dams! Find out which states are leading the way on busting deadbeat dams, and read about some great river restoration projects.

Speak up by Nov. 6 to Support Klamath Dam Removal

Four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California are slated for removal in 2020, but there’s one more hurdle we must jump. Speak up by Nov. 6 to keep this restoration effort on track and ensure success.