Dam News: 27 – 30 October, 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.
Colliery Dams to be Removed
Canada.com – Oct 30, 2012
Nanaimo council has decided to demolish the century-old lower and middle dams in Colliery Dam Park in summer 2013, allowing the Chase River to run through the area. The decision was made by councillors during a closed in-camera session on Oct. 22, according to engineering and public works director Susan Clift. But the announcement wasn’t made until a media event Monday afternoon, hours before last night’s council meeting.
Quinn Announces Dam Removal as Big Plus for Paddlers
LaSalle News Tribune – Oct 30, 2012
RIVERSIDE – Governor Pat Quinn today moved forward with a major initiative that will significantly improve the health of Illinois waterways by removing or modifying 16 low-head dams throughout the state over the next several years. At an event in Riverside, the governor announced the completion of the Hofmann Dam removal. The dam removal initiative is the latest by Governor Quinn to protect the environment and preserve Illinois’ natural resources.
Planning Commission Considers Delaying San Clemente Dam Project
Monterey County Herald – Oct 29, 2012
Four property owners along Cachagua and Tassajara roads are suing in an attempt to force a new review of the construction access route for California American Water’s San Clemente Dam project. The move comes even as the county’s planning commission is set to consider delaying the $83 million project until March so a new route can be studied.
Ex-Congressman Impressed by Elwha Dams’ Removal
The Seattle Times – Oct 28, 2012
The former congressman who sponsored the law to tear down the two dams on the Olympic Peninsula’s Elwha River says he’s very impressed with the work, and that salmon have already returned to their former habitat above the dams.
Governor Celebrates Removal Of Dam In Riverside
CBS2 Chicago – Oct 27, 2012
RIVERSIDE, Ill. (CBS) – Usually, when you see politicians gather for ribbon-cutting ceremonies at public projects, it’s to mark their completion or dedication. But Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn and others gathered in a park in west suburban Riverside, along the Des Plaines River, to celebrate the destruction of a dam.