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Title
Palmerton dam removal and fish passage 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: The Palmerton dam was considered orphaned, which placed its maintenance and safety responsibilities with the state. The dam's original purpose was industrial water supply. It was removed as part of an effort to restore migratory fish runs to the Lehigh River and improve fish habitat for resident species. The project will also remove a safety hazard from the Lehigh River Water Trail. Details in this grant report are subject to change.
Scope/Content: Author affiliation: American Rivers
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2nv9hx6
886
Language
English
eng
Subject
Fisheries and fish passage
Safety and liability
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
South Branch Pigeon Creek, PA
Nestle Dam

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