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Dam removal: Students, community members to participate in April 29 dam removal

The University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration and its Water Resources Agency are cosponsoring a White Clay Creek dam-removal project in cooperation with the Society of Natural History of Delaware. The dam is being removed to try to increase the number of migratory fish in Delaware waters, such as shad, herring, alewife and eel. The dam removal will take place from 9 a.m.-noon, Sunday, April 29, at Hopkins Bridge Road north of Newark.

Doug Janiec of Duffield Associates, an engineering service concerned with the environment, will answer questions such as the current status of the species involved and how much dam removal will cost, among others. Reservations to participate in this project can be made by emailing Al Matlack in the UD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at or calling 302-239-5383.