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Removal of Historic Dam Aims to Restore Watauga River

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On May 16, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Ward Mill Dam in an effort to reconnect streams across the Watauga River watershed. The B.O. Ward House and Mill Complex was preserved and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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A Deluge of Dam Removals

A torrent of dam removals have occurred across the country in the past decade, and Appalachia is no exception. We take a look at why some dams stand tall, and others are ready to fall.

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