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={Jeffrey T. F. Ashley and Karen L. Bushaw-Newton and Matt Wilhelm and Adam R Boettner and Gregg Drames and David J. Velinsky},
  journal={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… 

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