Dam News: June 28 – July 5, 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.
Va. Dam Impeding Fish, Canoeing To Be Removed
The Republic – July 5, 2012
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to remove an 84-year-old dam near Culpeper that has impeded fish and canoeing.
Partial Breach of Fogelsville Dam Possible
Patch.com – July 5, 2012
Upper Macungie is considering partially breaching the Fogelsville Dam so it would no longer be considered a “high hazard” dam, a township supervisor said.
Fish Return to Undammed Elwha River
Nature.com – July 5, 2012
A project to remove two hydroelectric dams from the Elwha River in Washington state is bringing benefits for local wildlife. In June, only months after the removal of the first dam was completed, salmon and steelhead spawned in two tributaries that had been inaccessible for more than 100 years.
Pelham Dam to Come Down; Amethyst Brook Health to Improve
GazetteNET – July 4, 2012
PELHAM – After a series of delays, the Bartlett Fishrod Factory Dam in Pelham is set to be dismantled this summer.
Removing Bloede Dam has Support, Despite Historical Significance
Baltimore Sun (blog) – Jul 2, 2012
A 105-year-old historic dam straddling Howard and Baltimore counties could be gone by winter 2014. The removal of the Bloede Dam was one of four potential plans presented by the Bloede Dam Alternatives Analysis Open House for the 230-foot-long, 30-foot-tall span across the Patapsco River.
Editorial: Patapsco’s Bloede Dam a Hazard That Should Be Removed
Baltimore Sun – Jul 2, 2012
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is considering tearing down the Bloede Dam, a 230-foot-long, 30-foot-tall bridge across the Patapsco River.
Final Meeting About Potential Removal of Bloede Dam Friday at Catonsville Library
Baltimore Sun – Jun 28, 2012
Area residents wishing to weigh in on the fate of Bloede Dam have one final day to do so. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host its second and final community input meeting at Catonsville Library, 1100 Frederick Road, Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.