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Dam Removal Improves Shad Spawning Grounds
2014-05-22 16:30:47

North Carolina State University Research from North Carolina State University finds that dam removal improves spawning grounds for American shad and seems likely to improve survival rates for adult fish, juveniles and eggs – but for different reasons. The researchers focused on a small tributary in North Carolina called the Little River, where three dams were removed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. American shad (Alosa sapidissima) spend the bulk of their adult lives in saltwater,...

2013-12-13 23:27:34

Ice dams are a very real threat during the cold weather months. A water restoration provider explains the causes and the fix. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering recommendations to property owners on how to best handle ice dams that may occur on residential and commercial roofing structures. Ice dams typically are not discovered until long after they have...

2013-11-14 23:20:28

Laura Rose Day has been named by the Atlantic Salmon Federation as the 2013 recipient of the Lee Wulff Atlantic Salmon Conservation Award. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to announce that Laura Rose Day of Hallowell, ME has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lee Wulff Atlantic Salmon Conservation Award. The award was presented by Christopher H. Buckley Jr., Chairman of ASF’s U.S Board of Directors, at a meeting in New...

2013-09-30 23:21:12

Efforts to restore wild Atlantic salmon have been reinvigorated following a highly successful international workshop hosted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 An international workshop hosted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) from September 18 to 19 in St. Andrews, N.B. is proving to be an important step forward for the recovery of wild Atlantic salmon across their range. Entitled ‘What works? A Workshop on Wild Atlantic salmon...

2013-07-31 23:04:24

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is celebrating the removal of Veazie Dam and the one year anniversary of the removal of Great Works Dam, both on Maine's Penobscot River. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 In one short year, the Penobscot River has undergone an extreme makeover. This summer, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is celebrating two groundbreaking restoration achievements on Maine’s largest river; the one-year anniversary of the Great Works Dam removal and the breaching of the Veazie...

2012-08-30 23:03:51

Wild Atlantic salmon returns to Maine's Penobscot River are the lowest they have been since the year 2000 and only 20% of what they were in 2011, according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) St. Andrews, NB, Canada (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 Wild Atlantic salmon returns to North America are disappointingly low this year, especially in the rivers of Maine. The Penobscot River, which is undergoing a major restoration program, had only 609 salmon return from their ocean migration by the...

Scientist Studying How Ecosystem Regroups After Dam Demoval
2011-11-07 10:54:17

[ Watch the Video ] The National Science Foundation (NSF) said on Monday that scientists are studying the effects of how an ecosystem manages itself after a dam is removed. The team is studying a river system to learn how dam removal might affect them at Homestead Dam along the Ashuelot River in Swanzey, New Hampshire. The dam was built over 200 years ago along the Ashuelot and once served as a power source for a local mill. The dam was taken down in July 2010, and the researchers...

2011-09-06 22:29:26

The 141st annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society will take place in Seattle from Sept. 4-8, 2011. The theme of this year's conference is "New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World." For more information, visit http://afs2011.org/ All talks will be at the Washington State Convention Center. Highlighted USGS presentations are below: Eat but don't get eaten: after restoration, young salmon better off: Habitat restoration has had major...

2011-03-02 14:23:00

A critical look at the extraordinary efforts to save Pacific Northwest salmon Watch full episodes at pbs.org/nature NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual runs of millions of salmon once defined the Pacific Northwest. Now, their alarming absence is shaping the region. The Columbia River was once among the most productive salmon fisheries on the planet. Today, many Columbia River Basin populations are already extinct, and of those remaining, thirteen more,...

2010-02-26 11:30:00

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Rivers today called the breach of the Forge Pond Dam in Freetown a wake up call for dam owners statewide. The 300-year-old dam is one of the most unsafe dams in Massachusetts. It breached last night, threatening nearby homes with floodwaters. The breach is linked to recent storms, which could also threaten old dams in other Northeast communities. American Rivers said that dam owners, especially municipalities, should take a...


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