This past June, a 150 years old weir was removed in England. Jeremy Wade attended this historic moment and made a special video for you!
Why Dam Removal?
Rivers have always provided fundamental and vital services for mankind and the environment. However, dams disrupt the natural functioning of rivers and can cause a wide-scale decline in fish and other river wildlife. For these reasons, it is necessary to remove these barriers to return rivers to their natural, free-flowing state.
Dams Already Removed*
*based on data from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland ,France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Wales.