A decision‐support framework for dam removal planning and its application in northern California

Environmental Challenges (Elsevier) | May 27th, 2023


Dam removals are occurring more frequently with the rising cost of maintaining aging infrastructure, public safety concerns, and growing interest in river restoration. So

After the Flood: As the world’s largest dam removal takes shape, restoration ecologists are poised to transform a landscape

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | October 19th, 2023


Standing on an outcrop of volcanic rock, Joshua Chenoweth looks across the languid waters of California’s Iron Gate Reservoir and imagines the transformation in store f

Dam removal and anadromous salmonid (Oncorhynchus spp.) conservation in California

Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (Springer) | June 4th, 2014


Dam removal is often proposed for restoration of anadromous salmonid populations, which are in serious decline in California. However, the benefits of dam removal vary du

Debris-Restraining Barriers of the Yuba River

Scientific American | November 19th, 1904


In the years following the discovery of gold in California, the processes of mining for this precious metal caused the removal of vast quantities of detritus from the w

Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Causes of Decline and Strategies for Recovery (2003)

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) | January 1st, 2004


Instead of focusing primarily on how water levels and flows affect endangered and threatened fish in Oregon's Upper Klamath Lake and the Klamath River -- which run fr

Fracturing dams, fractured data: Empirical trends and characteristics of existing and removed dams in the United States

River Research and Applications (Wiley) | May 20th, 2018


Dam removals in the United States continue to accelerate in pace and scope, but no national analyses have examined how removed dams compare with existing dam stock. Here,

Hetch Hetchy Restoration Study

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) | July 17th, 2006


The restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley on the upper Tuolumne River has once again captured the public’s imagination. In order to provide for an informed dialogue about

Klamath Basin Settlement Agreements

Congressional Research Service (CRS) | October 21st, 2015


The Klamath River Basin on the California-Oregon border is a focal point for local and national discussions on water allocation and species protection. Previously, water

North American diadromous fishes: Drivers of decline and potential for recovery in the Anthropocene

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) | January 28th, 2022


Diadromous fishes migrate between freshwater and marine habitats to complete their life cycle, a complexity that makes them vulnerable to the adverse effects of current

Optimizing the dammed: Water supply losses and fish habitat gains from dam removal in California

Journal of Environmental Management (Elsevier) | April 1st, 2014


Dams provide water supply, flood protection, and hydropower generation benefits, but also harm native species by altering the natural flow regime and degrading aquatic an

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