Eel River dam removal finished

Photo: B Hartford J Strong

California State Parks recently announced the completion of the removal of the Benbow Dam, which is the second largest concrete structure to be removed in California.

The removal of the dam, built in 1931 on the Eel River, will help the migration of salmon and restore the habitat for other species.

“The removal of Benbow Dam moves us closer to reversing the alarming decline of West Coast fall-run Chinook, Coho salmon, and summer-run steelhead by restoring access to an additional 96 miles of prime habitat along the Eel River,” said Pat Montanio, director of the office of habitat conservation in NOAA Fisheries, in a news release.

LINK (via: The Times Standard)

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