Preparations Begin for Turkey Creek Dam Removal

October 30, 2013

Biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Freshwater Land Trust today relocated snails on Turkey Creek and made other preparations for the destruction of a dam that blocks an endangered darter from much of its natural habitat.

A total of 489 snails from three common species were removed from belowthe dam, where they would be placed at risk by sediment that will washdownstream when the dam is removed.

The Partners program and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundationare covering the $153,000 cost of removing the dam. Also included in the$153,000 total are in-kind services, including greatly discounted workby, Action Environmental, the contractor that will remove the dam instages.

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