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Perofilho Dam, Portugal

August 25, 2023

Perofilho Dam, Portugal

This removal will improve the water quality and Water Framework Directive Status of the stream, bringing positive effects for the conservation of native fish, amphibians and mammals.

Santekle Weir, Lithuania

August 25, 2023

Santekle Weir, Lithuania

Removal of the dam will open access to the most favourable spawning grounds for sea trout, vimba breams, and river lampreys

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Souvigne

August 25, 2023

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Souvigne

This project aims to remove a weir on the Souvigne River that will in turn lead to the removal of seven others.

Four weir removals on the Tardoire, France

August 25, 2023

Four weir removals on the Tardoire, France

[REMOVED] The removals will significantly improve the morphology and natural functionality of the Tardoire, improving aquatic habitats for important fish species.

Breaking mental barriers to remove two weirs along Sabor River

August 25, 2023

Breaking mental barriers to remove two weirs along Sabor River

The project aims to resume the preparation for the Prado Novo weir removal and kickstart the preparation for the removal of the Gimonde weir, releasing 7km of river habitat for several important aquatic and semiaquatic species of conservation concern.

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Ressegue River

August 25, 2023

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Ressegue River

The project aims to restore ecological continuity on the Ressegue and therefore to open up 96% of the river’s length by testing the viability of removing the Pont de Rhodes Weir.

Freeing 1/3rd of the Sousa River to recover endangered, migratory fish species

August 25, 2023

Freeing 1/3rd of the Sousa River to recover endangered, migratory fish species

This project aims to prepare the path to remove 13 barriers along the Sousa River, starting from the most important one, the one closest to the sea, which is expected to set a precedent and lead to the removal of the other 12 barriers in due time.

Preparing weir removals on the Vascão & Odeleite rivers

August 25, 2023

Preparing weir removals on the Vascão & Odeleite rivers

This project aims to scale up dam removals along the Odeleite River, as well as additional removals in the nearby Vascão River. These removals would help to build stronger relationships with local and national decision-makers for future removal projects.

Ahetze Dam, France

August 25, 2023

Ahetze Dam, France

[REMOVED] The Ahetze Dam was the first barrier upstream from the mouth of the river, and removing it allows the fish to pass all year round, whatever the hydrological conditions.