"Record Number Of River Barriers Removed Across Europe In 2023"

"Removal of nearly 500 barriers last year will help restore disturbed waterways to their natural state, says Dam Removal Europe".

"Europe removed a record number of dams and other barriers from its rivers in 2023, a report has found, helping to restore its disturbed waterways to their natural states.

Nearly 500 barriers were taken out of European rivers last year, according to figures compiled by Dam Removal Europe, an increase of 50% from the year before.

France led the way in helping rivers recover, with 156 removals, the report found, followed by Spain, Sweden and Denmark. The UK removed 36 barriers."

Ajit Niranjan reports for the Guardian April 15, 2024.

Source: Guardian, 04/16/2024