Across the country, aging dams are posing health and safety risks to residents living downstream. They also impede migratory patterns of fish and wildlife, especially on our east and west coasts where migratory fish like salmon journey up to 900 miles to spawn. Few restoration initiatives have as much potential for improving the health of a riverine systems as the removal of dams.
To date, we’ve worked on over 100 dam removal projects including the initial feasibility analysis, design, construction oversight and post-project monitoring. Our work ranges from removal of three centuries-old dams on Massachusetts Mill River, to assisting the California American Water and California Coastal Conservancy in evaluating options for and implementing removal of the 106-foot-tall San Clemente Dam in California, to removing lowhead dams in Florida. We have provided oversight on the removal of 35 of these dams, with several more underway.