The Future of Dams News

Harry McCoy via NOAA Fisheries
Old dams present a policy dilemma. If nothing is done, they will continue to deteriorate, potentially with bad results. Yet maintenance and upgrades are expensive. UNH researchers publish the results...
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A series of research briefs provides an overview of research taking place on the Future of Dams project. New briefs are added regularly!
A new major publication from the Future of Dams team in PNAS: A multiscale approach to balancing trade-offs among dam infrastructure, river restoration, and cost in dam decision-making.
Mill Pond Dam has been the focus of some hard decisions in the Durham, NH community. How did nutrient dynamics play a role in their thinking?
The first post in the new collaborative team science blog introduces the project team and sets the stage for blogging about issues related to dam decision-making.
Environmental data is free and available online through NH EPSCoR's Data Discovery Center.
river flowing over dam
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.
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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.