Dam News: March 19 – April 1st 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. –
Olympic Team Earns National Honor
TheNewsTribune.com – Apr 1, 2012
This is a view of the Elwha Dam site taken on Thursday. A team of four employees at Olympic National Park were honored by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for their efforts in the dam removal project. A quartet of Olympic National Park employees have …
Group Hopes to Topple Several Western Pennsylvania Dams
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review – Mar 31, 2012
That will be the first of three to five dams that the group will remove or prepare for removal through a $1 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
Dam Removal Update: Cuyahoga Falls Sued Over Bidding Dispute
Patch.com – Mar 30, 2012
By John Deike The LeFever Dam, located just behind Samira’s Restaurant, is planned to be removed by June to make way for category 4 or 5 white water rapids for experienced kayakers on the Cuyahoga River.
History Office Raises Questions About Ballville Dam Demolition
Fremont News Messenger – Mar 30, 2012
FREMONT — The city’s engineering firm for the Ballville Dam project is gathering information to respond to the Ohio Historic Preservation Office’s concerns about the dam’s removal, Safety-Service Director Marc Glotzbecker said Thursday.
Feeder Dam Removal Continues to Worry Pequannock Officials
NorthJersey.com – Mar 28, 2012
BY STEVE JANOSKI The state’s plan to remove two feeder dams along the Pompton River continues to raise hackles in Pequannock, as a member of the township’s Flood Commission recently said that the company hired to study the effects of the dams’ removal.
Company Sues Cuyahoga Falls Over Dam Removal Contract
Akron Beacon Journal – Mar 29, 2012
By Ohio.com staff report The Cuyahoga River “Mill Dam” behind the Sheraton Suites Hotel in Cuyahoga Falls is one of two on the river the officials want to remove this summer to improve the water quality and recreation possibilities.
Washington Approves Dam Removal
OPB News – Mar 29, 2012
AP | March 29, 2012 11:31 am The state has given approval to remove a defunct dam in northeastern Washington, an action that will restore Sullivan Creek to a pristine state.
Mill Pond Dam Scheduled for Removal
The Spokesman Review – Mar 29, 2012
A defunct hydroelectric dam in Pend Oreille County is scheduled for removal, which will eventually return Sullivan Creek to a more natural trout stream.
Study of Great Dam Ongoing
Exeter News-Letter – Mar 29, 2012
By Aaron Sanborn EXETER – The Great Dam removal feasibility study remains on schedule despite the recent postponement of a second public hearing on the study.
Tuckasegee River, Biodiversity, Revives After Dam Removal Two Years Ago
Mountain Xpress – Mar 28, 2012
“When the Nantahala area relicensing process offered the possibility of dam removal, we saw an opportunity to transform a portion of the river and restore part of our lost natural heritage,” said Cantrell, who specializes on the impacts of dams on …
Milestones in Elwha River Dam Removals: Fish Still Checked at Elwha Dam; Most Work Focuses on Glines
Peninsula Daily – Mar 25, 2012
Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News The east abutment of Glines Canyon Dam shows evidence of the progress demolition crews have made in removing the main dam structure. — Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News. Painted markings for pool …
Plans Proceed to Remove Taunton Dams
Wicked Local – Mar 24, 2012
By Gerry Tuoti Touting potential benefits to river ecology and public safety, a group of state, federal and nonprofit entities aim to proceed this summer with plans to remove a series of dams on the Mill and Cotley rivers. “Many dams were built decades …
Dow Dam Removal Might be Part of Local Watershed Work
Midland Daily News – Mar 19, 2012
Fish and wildlife habit and populations work on coastal wetlands, river mouths, and in tributaries, including she said, possible removal of such fish obstacles as the The Dow Chemical Co. dam on the Tittabawassee in Midland. That last item dove-tailed …