The Ohio River is consistently one of the most polluted rivers in the nation. Communities along the Ohio River are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to restore its waterfront and attract people back downtown. In order to guarantee the public’s right to use and enjoy the Ohio River, pollution levels must be reduced and eliminated.
Since 2012, scientists are enlisted on this dam dismantling project on the Sélune river. They are specialized in various domains such as geology, hydrology, chemistry, biology or human and social sciences. So far, they focused on understanding the river characteristics under the dams’ influence. From 2020, research work will focus on understanding how the river works without the dams. Comparing these two phases,