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This past summerc two dams were removed from Shiretoko’s watershed in the Shiretoko National Park, in Japan. The purpose of these removals was to return the river back to its natural state and bring salmon back—something that has never been done in Japan before.

These are the first of a series of removals to look forward to in the future along the rivers in this area. While the work will likely take some years to complete, it is a positive first step to see free-flowing rivers in the Shiretoko 

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