Around the country, more dams are being removed today than are being built. One example of a successful project is Hemlock Dam Removal on the Columbia River system.
This video showed in this year's Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and documents this project:
Of note in this video:
- Sediment management included excavation of a new channel upstream of the dam and trucking material off-site
- Site restoration utilized on-site trees removed from the project area as well as additional imported logs
- Community restoration involving local schools for re-vegetation of the project area
- Steelhead returned immediately once flows were re-introduced into the restored channel