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Crossmill Dam, Scotland

November 23, 2023

Crossmill Dam, Scotland

Enhancing the Levern Water by eliminating the last remaining barrier to migratory fish, fostering a historic return of Atlantic salmon spawning.

REMOVED

Worthyvale Weirs, England

November 16, 2023

Worthyvale Weirs, England

Restore the ecosystem’s natural ecological integrity and hydrological balance, fostering a cascade of positive impacts that benefit both the environment and the communities that depend on the river.

REMOVED

Habia Culvert, France

November 16, 2023

Habia Culvert, France

Opening up two kilometres of river to allow endangered white-clawed crayfish to access refuge areas upstream.

REMOVED

Ritakoski Dam, Finland

November 16, 2023

Ritakoski Dam, Finland

Restoring spawning areas for salmon and trout not accessible for more than 100 years.

REMOVED

The first dam removal in Kosovo begins with Mirusha Dam

August 25, 2023

The first dam removal in Kosovo begins with Mirusha Dam

The removal of the Mirusha Dam will be a catalyst for Kosovo’s dam removal movement.

Urrutienea Dam, France

August 25, 2023

Urrutienea Dam, France

In 2022, an initial ORP grant enabled technical feasibility studies to be carried out for the Urrutiénéa Dam. 2023 will be the year of action to finally remove it.

REMOVED

Reconnecting rivers in North Macedonia: Identifying priority barriers for removal

August 25, 2023

Reconnecting rivers in North Macedonia: Identifying priority barriers for removal

Developing the methodology and knowledge to further develop strategies for reconnecting rivers and their restoration on a national level.

Free Trebbia River: river restoration through the first dam removals in Italy

August 25, 2023

Free Trebbia River: river restoration through the first dam removals in Italy

The project aims to draft the first catchment development action plan in Italy for the removal of barriers.

Creating dam removal opportunities in the Danube Gorges, Romania

August 25, 2023

Creating dam removal opportunities in the Danube Gorges, Romania

Explore the opportunities for dam removal to increase the ecological connectivity in the Danube tributaries from the Banat catchment (Danube Gorges) and Maramureș and to open up at least 100km of rivers.