The Effects of Small Dam Removal on the Distribution of Sedimentary Contaminants

  title={The Effects of Small Dam Removal on the Distribution of Sedimentary Contaminants},
  author={J. Ashley and Karen L. Bushaw-Newton and M. Wilhelm and A. Boettner and Gregg Drames and D. Velinsky},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
  • J. Ashley, Karen L. Bushaw-Newton, +3 authors D. Velinsky
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
  • With increasing concern over degradation of aquatic resources, issues of liability, and maintenance costs, removal of small dams has become increasing popular. Although the benefits of removal seem to outweigh the drawbacks, there is a relative paucity of studies documenting the extent and magnitude of biological and chemical changes associated with dam removal, especially those evaluating potential changes in contaminant inventories. In August and November of 2000, a run-of-the-river dam on… CONTINUE READING
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