Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Demolition begins on Savage Rapids dam

Fish advocates have been lobbying for the removal of the Rouge River's Savage Rapids dam. Known as the biggest fish killer in the Rouge system because of its poor fish passage, the removal of the dam started last monday as demolition crews began dismantling the 88-year old dam. The dam removal is expected to be complete by late fall and many biologists believe that removing the dam will significantly increase the productivity of Rouge salmon and steelhead. See more coverage at the Southern Oregon mail tribune.


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