Dam News: 10 – 16 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.
Peterson: Bye Bye Beaver Dam
Patch.com – August 16, 2012
In his personal blog, “Medfield 02052″ on Wednesday, Selectman Osler Peterson’s addressed the beaver issue on that is causing trouble for residents on Bayberry Road and Stagecoach Road.
Hearing on Hastings’ Bill Points Up Divide Between Fish, Hydropower Forces
Yakima Herald-Republic – August 16, 2012
PASCO — Using his hometown soapbox to hammer away at those who would remove hydropower dams, U.S. Rep. Doc Hasting on Wednesday gaveled a congressional committee to order on legislation that would dramatically limit the use of federal funds for dam-removal efforts.
Let if Flow – The Case for Dam Removal
Environmental Leader – Aug 15, 2012
The damming of streams and rivers has its roots in early human civilization. From the earliest settlements, humans have diverted and stored water for a variety of uses. Today, there are more than 85,000 dams in the United States, serving a variety of functions, including flood prevention, water diversion and recreation.
Dam Goes Down, Eels Go Up
Discovery News – August 15, 2012
Eels are squirming their way back up the Rappahannock River in Virginia after an obsolete dam was demolished in 2004. The eels have now returned to the river’s headwaters 100 miles upstream from the dam site.
Symposium Details the Changing Elwha
Sequim Gazette – Aug 14, 2012
Restoration of the Elwha River, including the nation’s largest dam removal to date, is the backdrop for the second Elwha River Science Symposium, scheduled for Aug. 20-24 at the campuses of Peninsula College and NatureBridge Olympic National Park.
Hydropower Legislation Ramps Up Debate Over Dams
The Seattle Times – Aug 12, 2012
WASHINGTON — Hydropower dams would get a boost, while their skeptics would get punished, under a controversial bill backed by Western conservatives in Congress.
Dam Removal Uncovers Tribe’s Sacred Site
The Spokesman Review – Aug 11, 2012
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — A site sacred to a Washington state tribe has been found among the 1,100 acres of land that emerged after the Elwha Dam was removed and waters receded.
Outdoors with Big Daddy: Cuyahoga Falls Dam Removal
WKYC-TV – Aug 10, 2012
CUYAHOGA FALLS — Chances are fleeting to see the Cuyahoga River before it changes with removal of dams.