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Galaxes Weir in Portugal – demolition begins

March 27, 2023

Galaxes Weir in Portugal – demolition begins

Today, ANP|WWF began work on their first-ever barrier removal – the Galaxes weir in Alcoutim – which will restore the river connectivity of 7.7 km of Ribeira de Odeleite.

First weir removed on the Tardoire River in France

February 20, 2023

First weir removed on the Tardoire River in France

In Champagnac-la-rivière, France, the “Les Planches” weir on the River Tardoire has been removed! The work started in December and was completed at the beginning of January.

Molino Bajo and the Molino del Cabrillas Dams – REMOVED

December 5, 2022

Molino Bajo and the Molino del Cabrillas Dams – REMOVED

On November 24, AEMS-Ríos con Vida began to dismantle the Molina de Cabrillas dam on the Cabrillas River in Guadalajara.

Ahetze Dam – REMOVED!

October 4, 2022

Ahetze Dam – REMOVED!

The small dam at Ahetze in France was completely removed in September 2022, thanks to funding from the Open Rivers Programme.

Scotton Weir – REMOVED

September 8, 2022

Scotton Weir – REMOVED

Five weeks of work at Scotton Weir on the River Nidd in Yorkshire, England has resulted in the full removal of the former barrier, a 75m wide and 4m high structure reconnecting ~35km of river and tributaries.

120-year-old obsolete dam removed in Ukraine to restore rivers in the Carpathian Mountains

August 8, 2022

120-year-old obsolete dam removed in Ukraine to restore rivers in the Carpathian Mountains

Despite the war, critical conservation work continues in Ukraine with a WWF team successfully removing an obsolete dam in the Carpathian mountains, opening the river to migratory fish for the first time in 120 years.