Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition

An agreement announced Tuesday paves the way for the largest dam demolition in U.S. history, a project that promises to reopen hundreds of miles of waterway along the Oregon-California border to salmon that are critical to ...

Remove dam, help fish

Delaware Sea Grant's Ed Hale has been conducting seine net surveys of Wilmington's Brandywine Creek every two weeks since mid-July, engaged by a coalition of groups supporting the removal of the waterway's dams up to the ...

Fish should figure in to fate of nation's aging dams

As nearly 75 percent of the nation's largest dams approach the high maintenance years, safety and economics figure large in decisions to fix or replace. A recent study by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers makes ...

Dam removal projects accelerate, but research lags behind

A new review reveals gaps in the science of dam removal. Although more than 1200 dams have been removed in the United States, fewer than 10 percent have been scientifically evaluated. Those studies that do exist focus more ...

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