Rogue River Dam Removal Monitoring

The Amnis Opes Institute worked with the Jackson County, Klammath Bird Observatory, NOAAODFW, Oregon State University, Rogue Valley Council of Governments and Southern Oregon University to monitor the effects of removing three dams on the Rogue River located in Southern Oregon. The Gold Hill dam was removed in 2008, Savage Rapids dam was removed in 2009 and Gold Ray dam was removed in 2010. For this project we used the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) protocol for large rivers. Information from these surveys allows us to track changes in chemical, physical and biological condition of the reaches near the former dam sites.

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program