CA - Group Seeks to Remove Dam and Restore California’s Third-Largest River

Five agencies announced a coalition that seeks to restore the Eel River’s wildlife population while maintaining water security for nearby residents.

The Eel River is dynamic, shifting slyly from season to season depending on external factors like weather or more fundamental features like geology.

The river carries more sediment than any its size in the United States because of the frequency of landslides that crash along its banks during all times of the year. The Eel River is also the most beautiful in North America, wending like a slippery ribbon through the towering coastal redwoods in some of the most dramatic forests in the world.

The Eel River has historically hosted some of the largest salmon runs and provided ideal habitat steelhead trout that slip in and around the hooks of the expectant fisherman who ply its shallows.

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