Dam News: February 26 – March 2, 2012
“Dam news” is a round-up of news and events related to dams and dam removal, brought to you by the Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI), a project administered by the Water Resources Collections and Archives. Visit CDRI for more on dams and dam removal. – Clean up the River Instead Cumberland Times-News –
Dam Removal Waiting on Permits, Approvals
Fremont News Messenger – March 2, 2012
FREMONT — If everything falls into place with necessary permit and design process approvals, as well as the completion of Fremont’s reservoir this summer, the first phase of the Ballville Dam removal project could start this year.
Dam Release Whistleblower Said Siskiyou County Leaked Case to Press
Siskiyou Daily News – March 2, 2012
Upon reviewing the release, Houser says he was concerned that it did not adequately convey the inherent uncertainties of dam removal and instead focused too heavily on the possible benefits. In an official statement regarding Houser’s accusations …
Help for Fish Ordered on Yuba River
Modesto Bee – March 2, 2012
The National Marine Fisheries Service, in a biological opinion released late Wednesday, concludes that Daguerre Point and Englebright dams threaten the survival of the fish species.
Whistleblower Suit Related to Dam Removal Filed
Herald and News – March 1, 2012
(AP) – A scientist who advised a federal agency on ethical issues that included removing Klamath River dams has filed a whistleblower complaint over his firing.
Back to Nature: Dam Removal Good for Ecosystem
Petoskey News-Review – Feb 29, 2012
This is what the removal of a dam can look like: previously withheld water rushes forward. Previously withheld water rushes forward.
Fremont, Firm Proceed on Dam Study
Fremont News Messenger – Feb 29, 2012
FREMONT — Fremont is moving ahead with its feasibility and environmental study of the proposed Ballville Dam removal, with Cincinnati-based engineering firm Stantec Consulting Services ready to start work on the study’s next phase Monday.
Klamath Dam Removal Delayed; Parties Hope For Hearings This Spring
Times-Standard – Feb 28, 2012
The parties to the Klamath dams removal agreements are optimistic that plans are still on track despite the lack of action in Congress on essential legislation.
Ron Littlepage: Time For A Judge To Order Rodman Dam Removal
Florida Times-Union (blog) – Feb 26, 2012
Finally, a concrete step has been taken to remove the Rodman dam and to restore the Ocklawaha River to how God created it.