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Dam Removal Europe Map

Dam Removal Europe has created the most complete database on removed barriers in Europe to evaluate the implementation advancement of EU policies and to analyze the progress of this river restoration measure continent-wide. All the removed barriers are shown on the interactive map below. Data are color-coded based on the year of the removal and the information provided per case includes also the name of the barrier and its coordinates.  

Dam Removal Europe interactive map of removed barriers in Europe. Yellow markers indicate unique case studies 

Data used for the map above is made available thanks to: Show more


  • Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
  • Blattfisch


  • L’environnement en Wallonie – SPW
  • Contrat de Rivière Semois-Chiers


  • Water Development Department of Cyprus


  • The Trent Rivers Trust
  • Tyne Rivers Trust
  • Don Catchment Rivers Trust
  • Environment Agency
  • South Cumbria Rivers Trust
  • South East Rivers Trust
  • Shropshire Wildlife Trust
  • Wild Trout Trust
  • Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
  • The Rivers Trust


  • Ministry of Environment of Estonia


  • Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres)
  • South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas
  • WWF Finland


  • Regierungspräsidium Gießen
  • Institut für Binnenfischerei e.V. Potsdam Sacrow (IfB)
  • WWF Germany
  • BUND Naturschutz
  • Zweckverband “Bevorzugtes Erholungsgebiet Bad Wünnenberg/Büren“


  • Loughs Agency


  • Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania


  • WWF Adria


  • Limburg Water Authority


  • Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)
  • Bærum Municipality
  • Norconsult AS


  • Regional Water Management Authority in Rzeszów (RZGW Rzeszów)
  • Kazimierz Wielki University


  • Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF)
  • Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE)
  • University of Evora

France (This database does not distinguish between naturally removed and man removed):

  • Syndicat Mixte Interdépartemental de la Vallée de la Lèze (SMIVAL)
  • Parc naturel régional du Haut-Jura
  • Syndicat Mixte des Basses Vallées Angevines et de la Romme (SMBVAR)
  • Bretagne Grands Migrateurs
  • Syndicat Interdépartemental d’Aménagement du Guiers et de ses Affluents (SIAGA)
  • Agence de l’Eau Artois-Picardie
  • Fédération du Pas de Calais pour la pêche et la protection du milieu aquatique (Peche62)
  • Fédération du Nord pour la pêche et de la protection du milieu aquatique (Peche59)
  • Fédération de Pêche des Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Pêche64)
  • Agence de l’eau Seine-Normandie
  • Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse
  • Syndicat Mixte des bassins Bandiat-Tardoire (SYMBA)


  • Forth Rivers Trust
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)


  • WWF Slovakia
  • Slovak Water Management Enterprise S.E.


  • Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic challenge (MITECO)
  • Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental ‘IHCantabria’
  • Gipuzkoa Provincial Council
  • Cantabrian River Basin Authority
  • Segura River Basin Authority
  • Guadalquivir River Basin Authority
  • Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir
  • Basque Water Agency (URA)
  • Catalonia Water Agency (ACA)
  • Duero River Basin Authority
  • Rios con Vida


  • Jönköpings Fiskeribiologi AB
  • Länsstyrelsen i Jönköpings län
  • County Administrative Board of Norrbotten
  • Länsstyrelsen Västernorrland


  • WWF Switzerland


  • WWF Ukraine


  • Natural Resources Wales (NRW)
  • Caring for Welsh Rivers / Afonydd Cymru

Dam Removal Europe Database

AMBER Barrier Tracker 

AMBER Barrier Tracker* is a free and user-friendly app that allows users to report the location, features, and status of river barriers and to upload photos of these structures. All this information can be used to pinpoint obsolete barriers and help prioritize their potential removal. It was launched in April 2018 during the World Fish Migration Day within the framework of the EC-funded Horizon 2000 “Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers” (AMBER) project to raise awareness among citizens about the different types of riverine barriers and to be used as a tool towards an ever-growing inventory of barriers fragmenting European rivers with continuously increasing accuracy (see interactive map; Mouchlianitis 2022 – AMBER Barrier Tracker: Using Citizen Science to Track Barriers in Europe).


* AMBER Barrier Tracker app is available on Google Play and App Store 

Help us tracking dams

With the app, called “Barrier tracker”, you can record new barriers into a database. Using the app in the helps with gathering of more data and greater spatial coverage of records than would have been possible using conventional surveys. Typical data gathered includes a photo of the barrier, the location of the barrier and the height of the barrier.

AMBER Barrier Tracker app is available on Google Play and App Store 

Promo material, created by Dam Removal Europe, is freely available in multiple European languages.

Data collection occurs on a regular basis. You are welcome to report a barrier removal by contacting Foivos Mouchlianitis at: Any information provided will be used only to update DRE database and map. We thank you in advance for your support.