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AFS Study Report on Dam Removal (Dam Impacts)

AFS – Study Report on Dam Removal-AFS policy Introduction This study report provides background information to support a recommendation by the American Fisheries Society’s (AFS) Resource Policy Committee to develop a Dam Removal Policy Statement for consideration by the Governing Board and the full membership. The report is neither a comprehensive nor global review of the ecological, economic, and social costs and benefits of dams....


Dams, Reservoirs and Flow Regulation – Environment Canada

Dams, Reservoirs and Flow Regulation Terry D. Prowse,1 Fred J. Wrona2 and Geoff Power3 1 Environment Canada, National Water Research Institute, Victoria, BC 2 Environment Canada, National Water Research Institute, Saskatoon, SK 3 University of Waterloo, Department of Biology, Waterloo, ON Current Status Trends Emerging Issues Knowledge and Program Needs Acknowledgements and References View short chapter summary   Current Status In Canada...


The Current Twists of Springbank Dam

Springbank Dam, Photo by Paul Roedding Photography Since last December, it is difficult to recall a week that has gone by where some sort of new major twist hasn’t happened with this story. Late in 2015, the Thames River Anglers Association (TRAA) and the Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) brought together a coalition of 20 different organizations, representing over 250,000 members, to jointly sign on to two letters sent to the City of London’s...


A Review of Lake Sturgeon Habitat Requirements and Strategies to Protect and Enhance Sturgeon Habitat

Kerr, S. J., M. J. Davison and E. Funnell. 2010. A review of lake sturgeon habitat requirements and strategies to protect and enhance sturgeon habitat. Fisheries Policy Section, Biodiversity Branch. Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Peterborough, Ontario. 58 p. + appendices. Pages 4 to 8: The decline in lake sturgeon across much of North America has been attributed initially to unregulated fisheries and, more recently, to habitat...


The Rudd Dam Removal Project

Rudd Dam, West Credit River Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) is pleased to announce its participation in the Rudd Dam Removal Project, on the West Credit River, a headwaters tributary of the Credit River, in Hillsburgh. In February, ORA was invited to become a member of a collaboration of partners that make up The Rudd Dam Steering Committee, consisting of the landowner, Martin Rudd, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Trout Unlimited...


William A. Allen – Comments to Xeneca – Ivanhoe River, The Chute

September 4, 2011 William A. Allen 9 First Ave., Box 85 Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 Vanesa Enskaitis Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Xeneca Power Development 5160 Yonge Street, Suite 520 North York, ON M2N 6L9 Ref: (416) 590-9362 X104; E-mail venskaitis@xeneca.com Dear Ms. Enskaitis, Re: Ivanhoe River – The Chute INTRODUCTION: Further to my letter of August 12, 2011 to you please note that I write as a private citizen of Ontario, one of...


What to do with Springbank Dam – the 3.775 Million Dollar Question

Springbank Dam, Photo by Paul Roedding Photography MEDIA RELEASE: For Immediate Release: 7 March 2016 The Ontario Rivers Alliances (ORA) and the Thames River Anglers Association (TRAA), along with the support of groups representing over 250,000 members, including the WWF-Canada, Ontario Nature, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and numerous other local angling and recreation clubs, are speaking up for the decommissioning of...


Ivanhoe River – Third Falls and The Chute – Allen Comments to Xeneca on ER

William A. Allen 9 First Ave., Box 85 Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 August 12, 2011   Vanesa Enskaitis Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations Xeneca Power Development 5160 Yonge Street, Suite 520 North York, ON M2N 6L9 Ref: (416) 590-9362 X104; E-mail venskaitis@xeneca.com   Dear Ms. Enskaitis, Re: Ivanhoe River – Third Falls and The Chute INTRODUCTION: I write as a private citizen of Ontario, one of the citizens with whom Xeneca has...


The World Commission on Dams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaThe World Commission on Dams (WCD) was formed in April 1997, to research the environmental, social and economic impacts of the development of large dams globally. The WCD consisted of members of civil society, academia, the private sector, professional associations and one government representative. Its members acted in an individual capacity, not representing the organizations or governments of which they...


Dam Types

True Run-of-River Waterpower Structures – Definitions A major challenge is that many of the new proposed dams in Ontario are being sold to the public as Run-of-River, when in fact they are “modified run-of-river”, or using a “cycling” strategy where head ponds are necessary. Definitions and terminology continue to evolve and change as negative impacts are attached to them, and this has become a real problem. This...