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Title
Cedar Run dam removal and habitat restoration
Creator
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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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: These dams were built in 1911 and 1916 to create duck ponds across the spring-fed Camp Hill Branch of Cedar Run. The dams are 3 feet high and roughly 30 feet long, made of concrete and stone. Cedar Run is limestone spring-fed, cold water trout stream, so removal of these dams will reduce thermal impacts and improve instream habitat. These removals are part of a larger project within the watershed to restore Cedar Run's cold water ecosystem and enhance public knowledge and interest in this fantastic urban resource. The construction costs for this project, with oversight, are expected to be $17,000. This funding has not been secured, but American Rivers and partners are dedicated to fundraising for this portion of the project. In late September 2006, Sara Deuling from American Rivers was interviewed by WITF radio, Central Pennsylvania's National Public Radio affiliate, with a focus on these two projects and the Wittlinger dam removal project. The details in this grant report are subject to change.
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: American Rivers
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2b27tw0
838
Language
eng
Subject
Ecology and river restoration
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Cedar Run, PA
Smith Dam

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