Search Results for dam removal success
American Rivers hosts a Georgia dam removal forum that inspires partnerships and collaborations for future river restoration projects.
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.
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
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
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
August 25, 2014 Contact: (Seattle, WA) – With the final blasts scheduled to remove the remaining 35 feet of Glines Canyon Dam in the coming weeks, the nation’s biggest dam removal project on Washington’s Elwha River is nearing completion. The river restoration effort, which kicked off in 2011, is surpassing expectations and showing great progress, from… Read more
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
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 Outdated or unsafe dams came out of rivers in Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio,… Read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
Together with our partners, American Rivers is committed to finding the best solutions for the people and salmon of the Columbia-Snake basin.
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.
In this episode of We Are Rivers, we take a look at the cultural shift in how we value free-flowing rivers.
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