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Dam Removals in New Hampshire Benefit Public Safety, Fish Migration

The removal of two dams along the Bellamy River has reduced the risk of flooding and reopened habitat for migratory fish.
February 03, 2021 - Feature Story ,
A river runs under a bridge and between several buildings Site of the Upper Sawyer Mill Dam after its removal. (Photo: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Sciences)

New Plunge Pool Increases River Herring Survival at Maine Dam

We are working with the dam owners to improve fish passage for river herring and American eels on a tributary of the Kennebec River in Gardiner, Maine.
January 12, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Concrete plunge pool at base of dam The improvements to the plunge pool at the base of the dam will improve survival of river herring and other sea-run fish. Credit: Steve Brooke

Herring to Benefit from Dam Removals, Wetland Restoration in Coonamessett River

NOAA, the Town of Falmouth, and other partners are working to restore Massachusetts’ Coonamessett River. The projects will benefit alewife, blueback herring, and other migratory fish.
April 29, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Turek Coonamessett River and Wetland Restoration Falmouth MA_750x500.jpg

You Can Help Scientists Count Migrating River Herring—Virtually

An underwater web camera lets citizen scientists help collect data on the annual spring migration of herring in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts.
April 17, 2020 - Feature Story ,
River Herring

Celebrating Fish Passage Milestones on the Sheepscot River

Dam removals and fish passage construction have opened up new habitat in Maine's Sheepscot River for sea-run fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon.
March 23, 2020 - Feature Story ,

With Removal of Bloede Dam Complete, Patapsco River Flows More Freely

NOAA, American Rivers, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and other partners celebrate the completion of one of the most significant dam removal projects in the Mid-Atlantic, more than a decade in the making.
August 02, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Decades of Dam Removals Help Fish Reach their Homes in Historic Plymouth

Take a virtual walk along Town Brook in Massachusetts to see fish passage projects that have reopened the stream, giving migrating herring and eel new access to restored habitats.
April 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,
River Herring

Town Brook Restoration Complete with Removal of Holmes Dam

On Earth Day, April 22, 2019, we will celebrate the completion of the Town Brook restoration in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
April 18, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Restoring the Herring River in Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

We are part of a team of federal, state, and town agencies and private organizations working to restore the Herring River system.
October 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,