Announcing the release of CalTrout’s Top 5 California DAMS OUT Report highlighting five dams that are ripe for removal and that must, for the health of the ecosystem and communities around them, come out.
California has thousands of dams with 1,400 of them large enough to fall under state safety regulations. A great number of those dams provide critical water supply, flood control, and hydroelectric power.
But many have outlived their functional lifespan and the benefits of removal far outweigh the cost of leaving them in place.
The Reconnect Habitat Initiative
Reconnecting Habitat is one of CalTrout’s key initiatives in its effort to return native fish to resilience. Removing barriers to fish passage and getting obsolete dams out are the key objectives.
The Current – Winter 2019
Read more about our Reconnect Habitat Initiative in The Current along with stories on our Klamath Restoration and June Mountain projects, River Garden Farms partnership, the science of how fires affect our native fish, the 2018 photo contest winners, and more.