Dam Removal Links

Below is a list of Internet sites dedicated to dam removal and related issues.

Please contact us with any additional links. - government website for Matilija Dam Feasibility Study - The report of the World Commission on Dams - Manatawny Creek: Ecological Studies of Dam Removal – Scientific study of the short-term and long-term ecological impacts of dam removal, using Manatawny Creek removal project near Pottstown, PA. – Alameda Creek Alliance – Site advocating the restoration and preservation of the Alameda Creek drainage basin, threatened by urbanization, dams, and flood control projects. – City of Big Rapids; City of Big Rapids Dam Removal Project – Official site of the Muskegon River Dam removal project in Big Rapids, Michigan. – Columbia and Snake Rivers Campaign - Advocates the removal or bypass of federal dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers for purposes of bringing back native salmon and steelhead. – Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission –Details the effort of government and Tribal groups to remove the Condit Dam on the Columbia River, to help rebuild salmon runs. – Environmental News Network – Contains an informative series of articles on dam removal and the effects on native fish. – University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science: the Restoration and Reclamation Review – Info source for ecosystem restoration projects. Includes a paper on dam removal: – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Environmental Studies - Explores the relationship between restoration science and dam removal; argues that removal is the best option. – International Rivers Network – International river and watershed preservation site; extensive information on international dam projects, and the effects of river development on human and animal populations. – Wild Salmon Resource Center; East Machias Dam Removal Project – Details the effort to remove the East Machias Dam, an abandoned hydroelectric facility in Maine. – National Park Service – article on the effort to remove the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in the state of Washington. - International Campaign for River Restoration and Dam Decommissioning – contains information on many contemporary environmental restoration issues and related events. – State of Maine -official site of the Edwards Dam Removal Project on the Kennebec River in Maine. – River Alliance of Wisconsin – advocates free flowing river in the state of Wisconsin; includes a "Dam Removal Toolkit" for communities with obsolete or defunct dams needing removal.