Dam Removal Monitoring


Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 11:07:18 -0400
From: Danielle Donkersloot
Subject: [volmonitor] dam removal question

Does anyone have experience removing dams 9 ft high +? Looking for info on designing a monitoring program. Thanks


Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 09:21:00 -0500
From: “Skopec, Mary [DNR]”

Luther Aadland would be a great place to start. He works for the Minnesota DNR and has pioneered work in dam removal. The program and his contact info can be found in the link below:
We’ve just begun working on dam removal/modification in Iowa and have developed some preliminary plans to monitor the stream improvement. I am happy to share our information if anyone is interested.
Mary Skopec, Ph.D.
Watershed Monitoring and Assessment Section
Iowa DNR


Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 11:08:19 -0500
From: Holly Hudson

In Kane County, IL, a water quality and biological monitoring program was designed and conducted for a dam removal project on Brewster Creek. The project webpages provide more information. I believe there was a QAPP for this project, which was partially funded by a 319 grant. If the information you seek cannot be found through the project webpages, let me know and I can look up contact information.
Best Regards,

Holly Hudson
Senior Aquatic Biologist
NE Illinois VLMP Coordinator
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
233 S Wacker Dr Ste 800
Chicago IL 60606
ph: (312) 454-0400; (312) 386-8700 direct
fax: (312) 454-0411; (312) 386-8701 direct


Date: Tue, 07 Jul 2009 07:24:43 -0400
From: “Rathbun, Joseph (DEQ)”

What issues do you want to measure? The document below is a good start,
and I have many more publications on this topic if you get me some