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Restoring a Resilient River By Removing a 112 Year-Old Dam in Maryland

Reconnecting rivers by removing barriers like dams helps foster safe and resilient waterways. In 2018 NOAA and our partners removed the Bloede Dam on Maryland’s Patapsco River, which had blocked fish passage and been a public hazard for 112 years. As the river finds its natural course it will open up more than 65 miles of habitat for fish species, benefiting the businesses and communities around it. Learn more about this project on our blog. 

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Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST