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Scope/Content: Abstract: Siloam Dam was owned by the City of Chambersburg and was one of two blockages in Chambersburg on Conococheague Creek, which drains into the Potomac River in Maryland. The dam had not been used by the city for decades and was considered a liability and an impediment to water quality and resident fish species. It was removed in June 2005, and a local watershed group the Conococheague Watershed Alliance is actively monitoring this site and the downstream Wolf Lake dam at Wilson College, which was removed in January 2006, to record pre- and post-removal changes in water quality and benthic life. The Conococheague Watershed Alliance has also hosted annual clean-up events on the Conococheague through Chambersburg and are supporting additional instream habitat improvement and riparian restoration at each of the removal sites. The details in this grant report are subject to change. Scope/Content: Author affiliation: American Rivers
Ecology and river restoration Safety and liability Dams Dam retirement
Conococheague Creek, PA Siloam Dam Lat: 39.961193 (Siloam Dam); 39.946356 (Wolf Lake Dam); Long: -77.647886 (Siloam Dam); -77.660401 (Wolf Lake Dam Wolf Lake Dam