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Dam Removal, Small Stream Version

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River Design Group

When the talk turns to removing dams from streams, the attention turns to the Klamath River. 

But while the long process of (maybe) removing four large dams inches forward, smaller projects are underway. 

WaterWatch of Oregon is one of several players working to remove a pair of small dams from Evans Creek, a tributary of the Rogue River. 

Bob Hunter from the group joins us to talk about that project and other water-quality improvement efforts.

Update: The Fielder and Wimer dams are on private property, so the removal will not be visible to the public.  Removal should take a couple of days (the dams are small), and be finished by sometime in August.
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.