Search Results for dam removal success

Removing dam won’t save Yuba salmon

Yuba River salmon need access to habitat above the dams sooner rather than later. Breaching Englebright Dam poses environmental, financial and safety challenges to do that.

Want to remove a dam? Not sure where to start? Check this guide out.

As a national leader on dam removal, American Rivers strives to provide resources to the public to help inspire, educate, and ultimately increase the comfort level of groups working on-the-ground that would like to get involved in opening up rivers across the country. Did you know that we have an entire online resource center packed… Read more

72 Dams removed in 2014

January 27, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New… Read more

Feds revoke operating license for hydropower dam on Ocmulgee River

October 24, 2014 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late last week revoked the operating license of Eastern Hydroelectric Corporation for the East Juliette hydropower dam located on the Ocmulgee River, but failed to require dam removal as recommended by American Rivers and Altamaha Riverkeeper. American Rivers urged federal fisheries managers and… Read more

Removal of Dam on Appomattox River to Benefit Native Fish in Virginia

June 11. 2014 Contact: (Petersburg, VA)– Work is underway to remove the Harvell Dam on the Appomattox River—with removal of the concrete spillway scheduled to begin on July 15, 2014. As the first obstruction on the river, the Harvell Dam has long been deemed the most critical fish passage site on the Appomattox and one… Read more

51 Dams Removed to Restore Rivers in 2013

February 19, 2014 Contact: Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 (Washington, DC) – Communities in 18 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 51 dams in 2013, American Rivers announced today. Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,… Read more

Year of the River: The Elwha and White Salmon

This film tells the story of historic dam removal successes on Washington’s Elwha and White Salmon rivers. The film premiered at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in 2013 and is the final installment in the “Year of the River” series.

River Restoration Science & Socio-Economic Resources

This page needs an intro General River Restoration Science DIGITALCOAST (NOAA Office for Coastal Management) Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals (Palmer, Hondula and Koch, Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2014) International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration (Society for Ecological Restoration, 2nd edition 2019) Standards for… Read more