69 Dams Removed in 2020

Demolition of the Middle Fork Nooksack Dam (Photo: Shane Anderson/North Fork Studios)

Despite the challenges of working through a pandemic, river restoration practitioners continued to pursue dam removal projects in 2020 to revitalize local economies and communities and reconnect 624 upstream river miles for fish, wildlife, and river health. Sixty-nine dams were removed in 2020 across 23 states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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