Harpeth River’s only dam to come down

By on January 25, 2012

The removal of the only dam on Tennessee’s Harpeth River will open the river for migration by fish and mussels and decrease hazards for kayakers, according to a report from The Tennessean.

Federal, state and city money will cover most of the cost of the deconstruction and riverbank stabilization. This will be the 25th dam removal in Tennessee, though only the second on one of the state’s major rivers.

A local watershed group supports the removal but stressed that the river won’t be fully restored until pollution discharges are addressed.

Read more at The Tennessean

Image credit: Harpeth River Watershed Association

 

About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.