Consider whole river basins and justify the relevance of proposed dam removal/s in opening up a catchment
Evidence that an assessment of opportunities at the river basin level has been conducted. The programme is more likely to support multiple dam removals that open up large stretches of river and impact whole river basins than isolated single removals. The programme will consider the value/rationale behind each proposed removal within a catchment. Single dam removals are less likely to be supported unless it can be proven that they will have a significant ecological impact / open up a large area of river.