Dam Removal Links
Below is a list of Internet sites dedicated to dam removal and related issues.
Please contact us with any additional links.
www.matilijadam.org - government website for Matilija Dam Feasibility Study
www.damsreport.org - The report of the World Commission on Dams
www.acnatsci.org/research/pcer./manatawny/ - 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.
www.alamedacreek.com – Alameda Creek Alliance – Site advocating the restoration and preservation of the Alameda Creek drainage basin, threatened by urbanization, dams, and flood control projects.
www.ci.big-rapids.mi.us/damremoval/outline.htm – City of Big Rapids; City of Big Rapids Dam Removal Project – Official site of the Muskegon River Dam removal project in Big Rapids, Michigan.
www.columbia-snake.org – 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.
www.critfc.org/text/29APR97.HTM – 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.
www.enn.com – Environmental News Network – Contains an informative series of articles on dam removal and the effects on native fish.
www.hort.agri.umn.edu/h5015/rrr.htm – University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science: the Restoration and Reclamation Review – Info source for ecosystem restoration projects. Includes a paper on dam removal: www.hort.agri.umn.edu/h5015/99fpapers/Quinn.htm
www.ies.wisc.edu/research/ies900/rolliesalmon.htm – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Environmental Studies - Explores the relationship between restoration science and dam removal; argues that removal is the best option.
www.irn.org – 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.
www.mainesalmonrivers.org/wsrc/dam.html – Wild Salmon Resource Center; East Machias Dam Removal Project – Details the effort to remove the East Machias Dam, an abandoned hydroelectric facility in Maine.
www.nps.gov/olym/issues/isselwha2.htm – National Park Service – article on the effort to remove the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in the state of Washington.
www.riverrevival.org - International Campaign for River Restoration and Dam Decommissioning – contains information on many contemporary environmental restoration issues and related events.
www.state.me.us/spo/edwards – State of Maine -official site of the Edwards Dam Removal Project on the Kennebec River in Maine.
www.wisconsinrivers.org – 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.