Today, the dams are operated in a “run-of-the-river” fashion meaning all the water that flows to the dams flows through the dam. Because the reservoirs are nearly full of sediment, the amount of water to be released is not too large. In a dam removal scenario, a slow release of water would be planned to minimize impacts to river ecology.
How would the water be released into the stream as the dams are removed?
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- How would the water be released into the stream as the dams are removed?
- There is a floating monitoring station on Lake George. What is it monitoring?
- If the dams were to be removed, how high will the new falls be?
- What is being done to ensure that the townships in the upper watershed are establishing regulations to address stormwater storage and infiltration and to control agricultural erosion using buffers, in an effort to reduce sediment coming down the upper Kin
- Upstream of River Falls, what will prevent agricultural runoff from contributing sediment and nutrients Lake George?
- Will utility crossings be affected by dam removal?
- Will the wastewater treatment plant outlet be affected?