Minneapolis could join a Wisconsin city in removing its dams

Published 8:21 am Wednesday, April 24, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS  — The river-liberation movement recently claimed another victory.

In Wisconsin, the city of River Falls is planning to remove two dams in the Kinnickinnic River, similar to a proposal to remove Mississippi River dams in Minneapolis.

The planned dam removal — and the proposed dam removal — reflect a drive to return rivers to their natural, free-flowing state.

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In 2018, a record of 88 dams were removed nationwide, according to the river-advocacy group American Rivers.