Faculty Lecture Series
April 18, Noon to 1 p.m.
Dam removal is now a common strategy for managing our nation’s aging infrastructure and correcting the environmental impacts of deadbeat dams. However, managers must make decisions regarding if and how to remove dams, and how to address stakeholder concerns about potential negative effects, regardless of whether these concerns are warranted at a particular site. This lecture will present an overview of how dams are removed, the cost drivers of dam removal, and the common concerns managers and engineers face when undertaking a dam removal. It will conclude with an update on the world’s largest dam removal, set to begin in 2023 on the Klamath River.