France launches River Revolution and dismantel two large dams to free the way for salmon- but NOT on the Rhine River

<strong>Paris, 21 November – With thousands of proposed dams threatening Europe’s few remaining free flowing rivers, France’s decision to remove two large dams could signal the start of a new era on the continent – with countries focussing on reviving their rivers and on large scale dam destruction rather than construction.</strong>
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Eight years after the idea was initially discussed, the French government agreed last week to remove the 35 metre-high Vezins and 15 metre-high ‘La Roche qui boit’ dams from the Selune river in Normandy in 2018.

<a href=”http://www.ern.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2017/11/20171121_CP_Selune-Dams-English_VF-1.pdf”><strong>read the Pressrelease by ERN and WWF intl.</strong></a>

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