Dam News: 5 – 9 August, 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.
Taunton Dam Removal Keeps Up at Hopewell Mills Pond
Taunton Daily Gazette – Aug 9, 2012
Taunton — Tucked away in the woods behind Hopewell Street, a 200-year-old manmade pond has been reduced to a drained, muddy, bowl-like expanse.
Benefits of Dam Removal Reach Further Than Expected
DVIDS – Aug 9, 2012
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Nearly eight years after the removal of Embrey Dam here, scientists are seeing a return in aquatic life further away than expected.
‘Super Drainers’ Cause Problems in Yarmouth
Press Herald – Aug 9, 2012
YARMOUTH – Every couple of weeks, the tide in Yarmouth Harbor drops so low, the widening mouth of the Royal River becomes a muddy basin divided by a meandering, shallow channel that stretches all the way to Browns Point.
Dismantling of Cuyahoga Falls Dams to get Under Way Next Month
Hudson Hub-Times – Aug 8, 2012
Cuyahoga Falls — After repeating the qualification review process, River Reach Construction, the company originally chosen to remove two dams along the Cuyahoga River, has come out on top again. City officials say they expect the firm to begin removing the dams next month.
Some Still Concerned by Rockford Dam Removal
KCAU – Aug 8, 2012
ROCKFORD, Iowa (AP) – Some residents remain concerned about Floyd County’s plan to remove the failed Rockford dam on the Shell Rock River.
The Nation’s Largest Dam Removal
KMAS – Aug 7, 2012
On Daybreak, Jeff and Dale talked with Barb Maynes, Public Affairs Officer, Olympic National Park about the nation’s largest dam removal happening right now on the Elwha River just west of Port Angeles, Washington. Spearheaded by the National Park Service and in partnership with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe.
Rockford Area Residents Concerned About Dam Removal
Mason City Globe Gazette – Aug 7, 2012
ROCKFORD — Although Floyd County officials are moving forward with removal of the failed Rockford dam, area residents continue to debate whether it is the right thing to do.
Vermont t o Remove Small Winooski River Dam in Marshfield to Encourage Trout Movement
The Republic – Aug 6, 2012
MARSHFIELD, Vt. — The Vermont Department of Natural Resources says crews are going to remove a small dam from the Winooski River in Marshfield as a way to encourage the movement of trout and other aquatic species.
Dam Could be Removed to Restore Yosemite’s Lost Hetch Hetchy Valley
The Seattle Times – Aug 5, 2012
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — This fall San Franciscans will vote on a local measure with national implications: It could return to the American people a flooded gorge described as the twin of breathtaking Yosemite Valley.
Dam Gone, Nature Rebuilds Elwha River Beach
The Seattle Times – Aug 5, 2012
Every few weeks, scientist Ian Miller heads down to the delta of the Elwha River to have a close look at the beach. And what he saw beginning last April surprised him: a bit of sand.