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Old 05-17-2018   #1
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Europe is demolishing its dams to restore ecosystems

From the journal Nature, 16 MAY 2018

Europe is demolishing its dams to restore ecosystems

Across much of Europe, rivers unfettered by artificial barriers are exceedingly rare. However, over the past 2025 years, at least 5,000 small dams, weirs and culverts have been removed from rivers in France, Sweden, Finland, Spain and the United Kingdom, according to Dam Removal Europe.
The article also raises the potential ill effects such as allowing invasive species to travel upstream.


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Old 05-31-2018   #2
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Good news

Great article, thanks for posting.

I am confident that the positive outcomes will outweigh the negative.
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