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Title
Riverways & Conservation Commissions Dam Removal for Aquatic Habitat Restoration
Creator
Riverways Program
Date Created and/or Issued
2007
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: In 2006, working with partners including dam owners, local municipalities and federal, state, private and non-profit funders, Riverways removed three dams, one in eastern Massachusetts, Red Brook in Wareham and Plymouth, one in central Massachusetts, Galloway Brook in Barre, and one in western Massachusetts, Yokum Brook in Becket. Each of these dam removals was reviewed and permitted by the local Conservation Commission under the Wetland Protection Act. Each of these projects provided outstanding improvements to the ecosystem as well as restored functioning riverine wetland systems. In particular, the removals restored habitat, river connectivity and fish and wildlife passage. On the coast, passage is improved for sea-run brook trout ("salters") and they have been seen! Passage has also ...
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: Massachusetts Division of the Department of Fish and Game
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n23j3cnm
962
Subject
Ecology and river restoration
Fisheries and fish passage
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
MA

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