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Title
Aston Township dam removals
Creator
American Rivers
Sara Strassman
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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Scope/Content: Abstract: These two dams in Aston Township are contributing to localized flooding, reducing water quality, impeding natural sediment flow, and block migratory fish passage. The dams are not being used for their original purpose, which was to supply power to textile mills and are now liabilities and maintenance headaches for their owners. American Rivers and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are working with Aston Township officials to coordinate the removal of these two dams, for an estimated cost of approximately $150,000. The removals are expected to occur in 2007.
Scope/Content: Abstract: These two dams in Aston Township are contributing to localized flooding, reducing water quality, impeding natural sediment flow, and block migratory fish passage. The dams are not being used for their original purpose, which was to supply power to textile mills and are now liabilities and maintenance headaches for their owners. American Rivers and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are working with Aston Township officials to coordinate the removal of these two dams, for an estimated cost of approximately $150,000. The removals are expected to occur in 2007. The details in this grant report are subject to change.
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: American Rivers
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n24m945q
841
900
Language
English
eng
Subject
Ecology and river restoration
Safety and liability
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
West Branch Chester Creek, PA
PA
Plant No. 3
Plant No. 3 dam
Unnamed dam

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