Of the 1,150 dams removed in the US over the last 20 years, several recent dam removals in the Pacific Northwest are notable. Why? According to the journal Nature, they represent a trend in not only removing dams, but in removing larger dams. Preliminary data also indicate that fears regarding heavy sediment loads impacting fish have been overpowered by strong and relatively rapid returns of salmonids. We’re especially proud of this article because it highlights three projects we’ve been heavily involved in: 7m Hemlock Dam on Washington’s Trout Creek; 38m Condit Dam on Washington’s White Salmon River; and 32m San Clemente Dam on California’s Carmel River.
Read the article: Rivers on the Run (August 2014)