The European Dam Removal Map

This is the first interactive map containing removed dams in European rivers

As is shown on the European Dam Removal Map, many dams have been removed. However, we are only scratching the surface here. Over 1 million barriers are still blocking the European rivers. The amount of removed dams is a good development but there is still a big challenge to remove all the barriers and to create free flowing rivers in Europe.

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The data used for the map is made available by the National Swedish database, the Ministry of Environment of Spain (MAPAMA), the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the Environment Agency (EA) and the Natural Resources Wales.