Saturday, March 7, 2009

River Alliance of Wisconsin

The River Alliance of Wisconsin, an adamantly anti-dam group classifies dams on a 1-6 scale, with 6 being the highest priority for removal. According to their map, the Estabrook Dam rates a 2. This is based on a variety of ecological and logistical factors,
?? Dam density in the watershed
?? Fisheries habitat affected
?? Endangered species affected
?? Potential connectivity restored
?? Potential headwaters impacts
?? Water quality mitigation
?? Specially designated rivers

Our dam scores a 2 out of 6- pretty low priority, hey?
photo of Estabrook Dam at high pool

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