Dam removal restores Milwaukee River headwaters

The upper Milwaukee River is flowing free again, thanks to the removal of a 165-year old dam in the village of Campbellsport, Wis.

Village residents voted in 2009 to remove the dam instead of restoring it; the dam was removed in 2011. The project, funded by a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, gave fish and other aquatic life access to the uppermost 25 miles of the Milwaukee River, restored wetlands and created new fish and wildlife habitat. Read more here.

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