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Browsing the "dam removal" Tag

Making fish spawning barriers easier to remove – reimagining what’s possible

The removal of the Edwards Dam on Maine’s Kennebec River 20 years ago changed everything and helped river conservationists reimagine what’s possible. [...]

November 19, 2019 Conservation, Damn Dams, RECENT, Slide

Opinion: Klamath dam removal is not a partisan issue

After “A River Between Us” was released, the Obama Administration did all it could to move the project to completion. [...]

October 24, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Another damn dam down: “Fish got to swim and birds got to fly”

The Southeast U. S. has bragging rights about its fisheries, Atlantic, coastal, and Appalachian trout with a myriad of opportunities in between. [...]

May 23, 2019 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

Four years after California’s largest dam removal project, how are the fish doing?

Steelhead trout numbers are growing on the Carmel River, a potential model for other dam removal projects nationwide. [...]

May 10, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

84,000 dams have collapsed once bountiful fisheries

There are an estimated 84,000 dams in the United States, impounding at least 600,000 miles of river - about 17% of rivers in the nation. [...]

March 26, 2019 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Shouts & Murmurs: November 2018

Here are a few industry news items from the past few weeks that we thought worth re-mentioning in case you missed them or want more information. [...]

November 30, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

American shad return to NJ river after 173 years

With the removal of an old, obsolete dam in Manville, Somerset County, American shad are successfully spawning in the lower section of the Millstone, a Raritan River tributary. [...]

November 9, 2018 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Industry Shouts & Murmurs: August 24 – 30, 2018

This past week's news has been impactful. We're going steadily backwards on public lands, conservation, clean air and water. [...]

August 31, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Maine could magnify its allure by removing more dams

If you Google fly fishing, Maine - blogs will pop up, and you'll find the Hatfield and McCoys are really from Maine. Plenty of blame cards in that deck. [...]

August 20, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Salmon are booming in Oregon’s Rogue River

Obsolete dam removals have proven to be the salvation of rivers and the return of native fish, and an economic boost to the surrounding area. [...]

July 18, 2018 RECENT, Slide