Dam News: 21 – 27 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.
LETTERS: Former Labor Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner Stirs the ALP Pot Over Kevin Rudd Removal
Courier Mail – Sep 27, 2012
There is a feeling that when elected, more noble aspirations are foregone to be replaced by political opportunism and self-interest. The overthrow of former prime minister Kevin Rudd by Julia Gillard and others was Shakespearean.
Drones are Elwha Dam Researchers’ Eyes In Sky
Peninsula Daily – Sep 26, 2012
PORT ANGELES — Electronic “Ravens” join hungry raptors, their eyes fixed on the flowing water below, as they swoop over the Elwha River this week. The 4½-foot-wide aircraft, resembling radio-controlled airplanes, are steered by researchers on the ground. They took flight Monday, continued Tuesday and will be in the air today.
San Clemente Dam Removal Meetings Set Today at Cachagua General Store
Monterey County Herald – Sep 25, 2012
California American Water will host the first of four planned community meetings in Cachagua to discuss the San Clemente Dam removal project Tuesday. Tuesday’s sessions, set for noon and 6 p.m. at the Cachagua General Store, are designed for Cachagua residents to discuss the project and share their comments and concerns about its impact on the area. The store is located at 18880 Cachagua Road in Carmel Valley.
Dam-Free River Plots New Course
The Columbian – Sep 25, 2012
HUSUM — Susan Hollingsworth had seen the photos. She’d seen the stories. Then she saw it for herself — a fish leaping from the waters of the White Salmon River at Husum Falls, making its way up a newly opened waterway.
Grant Helps Pull Down Dam, Restore Natural Flow to the Farmington River
Patch.com – Sep 25, 2012
Removal of a dam on the Farmington River with the goal of restoring historic fish migrations has been accomplished with the aid of a grant of nearly $150,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Ceremony Marks Completion of Milltown Dam Removal
KAJ18 Kalispell Montana News – Sep 24, 2012
BONNER- Some four-and-a-half years after the first water flowed around the old Milltown Dam, backers of the project gathered Monday to celebrate the completion of the huge restoration, as well as its impact on future generations.