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of dams removed in 2018: Infographic: Database of all dam removals: Map of all dam removals: (Washington) – Eighty-two outdated dams were removed in 2018, restoring rivers, improving public safety and… Read more

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