Dam News: 11 – 13 September, 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.
Shawsheen River Dam Removal Plan Has Supporters, Detractors in Andover
Boston.com – Sep 13, 2012
Plans to remove two of the three Shawsheen River dams in Andover continue to make headway, thanks to a new round of state funding. The $50,000 Massachusetts Environmental Trust grant, among 15 awarded for water protection projects, comes during a busy year for dam removals in the state. The funds will be used to complete the permitting and engineering process to remove the Balmoral and Marland Place dams.
Batavia Drops Dam-Removal Project
Cincinnati.com – Sep 13, 2012
BATAVIA — Village Council members agreed Sept. 10 to drop a proposal to remove a low-head dam on the East Fork of the Little Miami River. “At this point, council has decided to drop the project,” said Mayor John Thebout.
Protest Over Access Road Delays San Clemente Dam Removal Project
Monterey County Herald – Sep 13, 2012
A protest by dozens of Cachagua-area residents Wednesday has delayed the expected approval of the San Clemente Dam removal project for more than a month, and has potentially postponed the start of the project until next year.
Wildlife Concerns Surface Over Boardman River Restoration Project
UpNorthLive.com – Sep 12, 2012
TRAVERSE CITY, MI — Work continues on the largest dam removal project in Michigan’s history. In August, workers started demolishing one of the three dams on the Boardman River to bring back the river’s historic flow pattern. The Sabin, Brown Bridge and Boardman Dams are all being removed.
Wildlife Agency Demolishes Old Dam
Charlotte Observer – Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed an 83-foot dam on a Montgomery County creek Wednesday as part of its effort to improve habitat for rare aquatic animals. The retired dam on Densons Creek, a tributary of the Little River, was built more than 50 years ago to supply water for the town of Troy. The town owns a 173-acre nature preserve around the site.
Plymouth Awarded $750k to Continue Town Brook Dam Removal
Patch.com – Sep 12, 2012
The Department of Conservation and Recreation awarded the town of Plymouth a grant of $750,000 to fund the removal of the Off Billington Street Dam on Town Brook in Plymouth, Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, announced.
Progress Reported On Fogelsville Dam
Patch.com – Sep 11, 2012
A Keystone Consulting Engineers official told Upper Macungie Supervisors last week that he had a cooperative meeting with members of the Department of Environmental Protection on the future of the Fogelsville Dam.