Dam News: 3 – 8 March, 2012

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Dam Hearing in Lancaster Continues
Wicked Local – ‎March 7, 2012
At a hearing last month, a number of participants challenged cost estimates associated with dam removal. In response to these concerns, Alex Hackman, a restoration specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game Division of Ecological …

 

FERC Would Not Remove Dams
Times-Standard – ‎Mar 7, 2012‎
Condit Dam was removed through a negotiated settlement process (www.pacificorp.com/es/hydro/hl/condit.html#), similar to the Klamath Dam Removal Agreements. Put simply, the Condit Dam removal agreement made dam removal a better option than relicensing.

 

Future of Weston’s Hobbs Pond Dam Debated
Patch.com – ‎March 7, 2012
By Elizabeth S. Leaver Two years after severe rainstorms caused the dam at Hobbs Pond to breach, Weston voters decide at Town Meeting in May whether to preserve the pond by building a new dam, or remove the dam and allow the area to revert to its …

 

Searsville Dam Steering Committee Wrestling with Complex Issues
Stanford Report – ‎March 7, 2012
Possible changes to be considered as part of the studies range from dredging the reservoir to bypassing the dam to altering or removing it. Also factored into the studies will be the possible effect of such occurrences as droughts, catastrophic storms …

 

Lancaster Residents to Vote on Dam Removal
Sentinel and Enterprise – ‎Mar 6, 2012‎
By Alana Melanson, amelanson@sentinelandenterprise.com LANCASTER — Selectmen voted Monday night to place an article on the May Town Meeting warrant asking voters to approve the removal of the Bartlett Pond Dam and the restoration of the Wekepeke Brook …

 

BTW, We’re Draining Your Lake
Canada.com – ‎Mar 6, 2012‎
By Kelly Egan, The Ottawa Citizen March 7, 2012 Adrian Jones, president of the lake association on Lac Brassard, said residents were literally given days warning about the removal of a series of stop logs within a concrete dam that is, effectively, …

 

With Condit Dam Gone, New Growth Threatens White Salmon River
OPB News – ‎Mar 5, 2012‎
Biologists and kayakers in Washington are eagerly watching how the White Salmon River evolves, in the wake of the recent removal of the Condit Dam. But area environmental groups find themselves focusing on the shores of the river these days.

 

New Fight Looms Over Stretch of Ocklawaha River Flooded by Rodman Dam
Orlando Sentinel – ‎Mar 5, 2012‎
Outraged environmentalists fought the dam before it was built and have lobbied since its construction to have it removed. Now they have given legal notice that they intend to sue the federal government this spring in hopes of forcing authorities to …

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