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Hot Dam!

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thanks to a comment from Jim McCarthy, where he pointed to the WaterWatch web site, we have a cool video to watch where dams actually get blown up!  The Water Watch organization is working to eliminate four dams on the Rouge river, with the goal to have the Rouge flow un-impeded for 157 miles.

Check out this video from January:

The video shows the staging for removal of the Savage Rapids dam, the #1 fish killer in Oregon. Here is a shot from the WaterWatch web site of the dam now. Looks like it won’t be killing too many fish in the future!

Three down, one to go!

Congratulations WaterWatch.

Tags: Conservation · River Keepers

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Jim McCarthy // Jun 30, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Hey Whiskey Creek,

    thanks for the posting and the kind words. Wanted to share some more great news on the Rogue River restoration efforts: the federal government just announced today that a $5 million grant from the economic stimulus package will go to remove Gold Ray Dam on the Rogue by 2010. That will leave 330 miles of habitat wide open to salmon for the first time in over 100 years. It’s been a great couple years for the Rogue. Check out Oregonlive.com: Stimulus money will go towards Rogue River dam removal

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