Dam Removal: (Almost) Always a Good thing!

The last few years have seen two important dams removed to the benefit historical anadromous species, the American Shad (Alosa sapidissima).

The removal of theEmbrey Dam on the Rappahannock River in Fredericksburg, opened up 71 miles of the Rapphannock River and 35 miles of the historic Rapidan River to the spawning shad.

More importantly for the sporting physicians, the breaching of the Woolen Mills Dam brought the historic fish to within a five minutes drive of the Homestead.

Lest we not forget one the Oncorhynchus mykiss Beau Beasely heralds this news from Waynesboro’s South River

VA’s South River runs free for first time in more than a century

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