Map of U.S. Dams Removed Since 1912
We have been creating a running inventory of all dam removal projects we can find, and this map is a graphic representation of our long-standing research. It includes both projects we have led ourselves, as well as projects by others.
A narrative list of some of the dams removed from 1999 to 2019 can be found here.
Our database of dams removed can be found at www.americanrivers.org/DamRemovalDatabase. Information from the database may be used by anyone provided the following citation is included:
American Rivers. 2020. Raw Dataset— ARDamRemovalList_figshare_Feb2020. Figshare. Available:
Retrieved: TIME, DATE.
We want this map to be a great tool, so if you have information to update any project (or to add a missing project), let us know.