Programs / Lowhead Dam Removal Project in Franklin

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Watch the Tennessee Wild Side's video segment on the project!
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Learn more about the current status and the components of the Lowhead Dam Removal and Restoration Project.

Click here to read the latest article on the Lowhead Dam  Project.  This article is in the current May/April 2013 issue of the  TN Public Works magazine,  which is published by the TN Chapter of the American Public Works Association.


PRESS RELEASE -President Obama's new America's Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative chooses Harpeth River for TN project. 

PRESS RELEASE- The Harpeth River has been listed on the 2012 TEN WATERS TO WATCH list by the National Fish Habitat Partnership!

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***Please note that public access will be limited during this stage of the project due to construction. Please check back here to find out when public access will be re-opened. 
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(L-R) HRWA Executive Director, Dorene Bolze; Secretary
of Interior, Ken Salazar; City of Franklin Mayor, Ken Moore,
& City of Franklin Stormwater coordinator, Crystal Bishop.


Harpeth River project is chosen for TN in President Obama's new America's Great Outdoors Rivers Initiative.  
May 21, 2012 Secretary Salazar of the Department of Interior announced the new Rivers Initiative with a project from each state and the District of Columbia as models of collaborative efforts to conserve and restore key rivers in the United States, expand outdoor recreational opportunities and support jobs in local communities.

The Harpeth River has been listed on the 2012 TEN WATERS TO WATCH list!   The Harpeth has been recognized in 2012 for the lowhead dam removal project by the National Fish Habitat Partnership which works nationwide to conserve fish habitat. The partnership of federal, state and other entities implement the National Fish Habitat Action Plan. The Harpeth river lowhead dam removal and restoration project helps meet these goals and received $350,000 from federal funds as a result. See press release .