Event Title

Restoring Streams by Removing Dams

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Presentation Type

Event

Location

Columbus State University

Start Date

3-11-2022 8:30 AM

Description

Georgia is home to more than 30,000 dams. These dams range in size from massive US Army Corp of Engineers projects (Walter F. George) to small agricultural earthen dams. Since dams alter flow patterns, reduce migration of sediments downstream, and fragment populations of fish and wildlife, efforts to eliminate dams or mitigate their effects have been a priority of conservation organizations such as the Society for Freshwater Sciences. In this presentation I review what is known about dams and their effects on rivers and streams. I also discuss a novel partnership between CSU and The Nature Conservancy designed to develop new techniques to assess the effectiveness of dam removal for stream restoration.

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Nov 3rd, 8:30 AM

Restoring Streams by Removing Dams

Columbus State University

Georgia is home to more than 30,000 dams. These dams range in size from massive US Army Corp of Engineers projects (Walter F. George) to small agricultural earthen dams. Since dams alter flow patterns, reduce migration of sediments downstream, and fragment populations of fish and wildlife, efforts to eliminate dams or mitigate their effects have been a priority of conservation organizations such as the Society for Freshwater Sciences. In this presentation I review what is known about dams and their effects on rivers and streams. I also discuss a novel partnership between CSU and The Nature Conservancy designed to develop new techniques to assess the effectiveness of dam removal for stream restoration.