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Misner Dam Removal – Save the Lynn, by Richard Delaney

Misner Dam News Updates:

2019:  Misner Dam repair bill already way over budget
2019:  Tender call coming for Misner Dam
2019:  Misner Dam ‘task force’ to “create a road map”
2019: Task force charts course on Silver Lake 
2018:  Misner Dam’s Future is Up in the Air
2016:  The County of Norfolk Council voted 6 to 2 to repair the Misner Dam
2016:  County told repairs of $929,000 should make Misner Dam good for another 25 years
2015:  Mayor Luke takes Misner Dam, Silver Lake issues to MNR
2015:  Where are we with Port Dover’s Misner’s Dam
2014:  Friends of Silver Lake Show County Owns Misner Dam
2013:  Misner Dam can’t hold back ‘Super Flood’

A presentation made by Richard Delaney at ORA’s 28 October 2012 Annual General Meeting.

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Elwha Dam Breach, Elwah River, WA – Dam Removal – by American Rivers

Dams are harmful because they block the flow of rivers, prevent migrating fish from swimming upstream, and create reservoirs that drown rapids and riverside habitat. (Read “10 Ways Dams Damage Rivers”)

American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the rivers and streams of the United States, and last year they reached the milestone of 1,000 dams removed in the country. Of these, the Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River, which stood at 210 feet, is the tallest to ever be dismantled.

With the Glines Canyon and Elwha dams both being removed, the Elwha River can flow freely for the first time in 100 years, restoring over 70 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat. The newly reopened waters of the Elwha will provide new stretches for paddlers to explore, more fish for anglers to pursue, and more pristine natural beauty in Olympic National Park for hikers and nature lovers to behold.

Year of the River from Andy Maser on Vimeo.