Forest Service to demolish 13 more dams in Cleveland National Forest

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Courtesy of The Revelator

 

Thanks to Steve Kuchenski for passing along this hopeful news from The Revelator. Read the entire post here.

Removing one gigantic dam can have a massive effect on restoring a river ecosystem.

But bringing down more than 80 smaller dams? That can also cause a transformation.

This spring the Forest Service, aided by U.S. Marine Corps members, will blast apart 13 more dams in the Trabuco ranger district inSouthern California’s Cleveland National Forest.

It’s the last phase of a groundbreaking project that began more than five years ago to remove a total of 81 dams from four streams in the mountains of Orange County.

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