Michigan's Hersey Dam Removed

As small dams around the country approach the end of their life spans, at-risk communities are finally recognizing the value in their removal. Such is the case with the Hersey River dam in Michigan, recently removed as part of an effort to restore flows in Muskegon River and its tributaries. “The first Hersey Dam was built in 1858, a mile from where the Hersey flows into Muskegon River and in the general vicinity of where Arctic grayling were discovered in Michigan in the 1850s.” The challenge? There are 93 more dams to go. Jeff Alexander writes about it in the Muskegon Chronicle.

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