Dam Removal in the United States

RFF experts are examining the potential for removing, rather than repairing, aging dams.

Report | Aligning Dam Removal and Dam Safety

Read an analysis of case studies of specific state-level dam safety programs in order to determine avenues to improvement, especially in the context of dam removal.

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Issue Brief | Funding Dam Removal

Learn about different options for funding dam removal in the United States, from federal funds to state and local funds.

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Issue Brief | Federal Funding

Funding is scattered across many different federal programs and entities, but few focus solely on dam removals. It is often difficult to pinpoint exactly how much money is available. It is also necessary for Congress to set appropriations in some programs closer to authorized levels to make more hea

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