The Future of Dams News
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There are more than 14,000 dams on New England’s rivers, and many are small, aging, or derelict. The Nature Conservancy examines the issues that are the focus of the EPSCoR Future of Dams project.
Some scientists suggest that the sediments that wash downstream after a dam is removed can play an important role in restoration.
A new $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation's EPSCoR program will fund a four-year study examining the future of dams in New England.