Muncie to remove dams

low head damThe City of Muncie has slated three of its five low head White River dams for removal. These will be among the latest of more than one thousand U. S. dams removed during the past century, according to American Rivers.

Free-flowing rivers are healthier than dammed because free flow encourages paddle sports and recreation, increases fish passage and mussel habitat, and impacts water quality. Removing dams also eliminates the drowning danger associated with low head dams.