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Historically dams were constructed for water diversion and power generation without regard for impacts on fish migration or Fluvial Processes. Dam Removal is increasingly pursued for the purpose of restoring Fish Passage and normative Fluvial Processes and to reduce the Effects if Stream Temperature on Salmon.
- Duda et al 2023 describes dam removal costs and factors affecting those costs.
- Frontiers in Ecology published an edition focused on dam removal.
- This resulted in a dam removal cost predictive model - https://wrises.shinyapps.io/DamRemovalCostPredictiveModel/
The following is a chronology of noteworthy dam removal projects in the Salish Sea and Surrounding Lands: