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Monday, November 2 • 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Conserving Large Landscapes Through Dam Removal

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Erin McCombs, American Rivers

Dam removal is gaining momentum as a restoration tool to increase aquatic connectivity, public safety, and recreational opportunities. Over 80,000 dams exist on our streams nationwide. While some of these dams are still providing energy through hydropower and protecting communities as flood control, the vast majority of these structures are no longer serving their intended purpose like powering saw mills, grist mills, or textile mills. With limited resources and thousands of small and medium sized dams to prioritize for removal, information to guide the process is of principal importance. This presentation will attempt to guide resource managers to the best practices for prioritizing and removing dams and offer case studies from completed projects in North Carolina as well as elsewhere in the Southeast, Northeast, and Midwest. General steps for a dam removal will be covered including initial reconnaissance, site visits, planning meetings, fundraising, design and engineering, community outreach, permitting, project implementation, and monitoring.

Monday November 2, 2015 4:20pm - 4:40pm EST
Windsor A

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