Dam removal in the U.S. : Successes, Surprises and Looking Ahead
Thursday, January 21st at 7:00 PM
Dam removals are making the news! Dr. Amy East will share insights of her studies on the effects of dams and dam removals on several western U.S. rivers, including in Grand Canyon National Park and Olympic National Park. She has worked as a research geologist with the US Geological Survey for over 12 years and loves her job.
Dr. East’s presentation will include images taken before, during and after the historic Glines Canyon Dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington, the largest dam, at 210 feet tall, ever removed intentionally. She will also cover her ongoing work on the Colorado River, where she is monitoring the effects of dams on the sediment load in the Grand Canyon and how that impacts archeological sites. She will share news on a current dam removal project on our local Carmel River.