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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.
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Map of all dam removals: AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalsMap (Washington) – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and… Read more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.
Scientists say the best chance to restore endangered pallid sturgeon on the lower Yellowstone River in eastern Montana is to remove Intake Diversion Dam.
Restoration of Maryland’s Patapsco River is re-opening spawning habitat for the first time in a century, but will the fish come?
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 www.AmericanRivers.org/MSGorge www.AmericanRivers.org/Kinni Washington, D.C. – American Rivers today named two rivers in the Twin Cities… Read more
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: www.AmericanRivers.org/2017DamRemovals Database of all dam removals: www.AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalDatabase Map of all dam removals: www.AmericanRivers.org/DamRemovalsMap (Washington) – A record number of outdated dams were removed in… Read more
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.
From completing a major meadow restoration project to forming multiple collaborative partnerships, there are many reasons to celebrate American River’s work in California in 2017.
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.