Environmental groups work to remove old dams

Environmental groups work to remove old dams

Posted: Updated:

NASHVILLE (AP) - Two environmental groups have partnered in an effort to find and remove old dams along waterways in Davidson County.

The Tennessean reports the Cumberland River Compact and The Nature Conservancy have already located more than a dozen dams and plan to map out more this summer.

Cumberland River Compact Director Mekayle Houghton said one of the first dams up for removal is on Sevenmile Creek. She says the creek is home to the endangered Nashville crayfish and the dam blocks the animals from moving up and down the waterway.

The groups are working with local, state and federal officials in their effort to get the dam taken down. Houghton said work to remove the dam could begin in August.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1306 N. Broadway NE Knoxville,
Tennessee 37917

Telephone: 865.637.NEWS(6397)
Fax: 865.525.4091
Email: newsroom@wate.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Knoxville, Inc. A Media General Company.