Dam Removal/Modification Projects come in all shapes and sizes. Recreation Engineering and Planning (www.boaterparks.com
), specializes in these projects. Have a look at the "getting started" link on our website and check out one of our dam removal projects in Charles City, Iowa (http://22.214.171.124:8000/view/index.shtml
) that is now a whitewater park with fish passage and habitat enhancement structures. Right now, the site is "closed" to boating but the fisherman are flocking to the site.
The key is getting grassroots support of the project and approaching local municipality staff such as Mayors, City Managers, City Parks and Rec Directors, etc.
We currently have multiple projects in Iowa and Michigan, and would be interested in visiting your site to determine feasibility. Feel free to call me with questions, Shane 303 808 7734