Manatawny Creek Dam Removal Presentations, Links, and References
Egan, J.M. and J.E. Pizzuto. 2000. "Geomorphic effects of the removal of the Manatawny dam, Pottstown, PA." Oral Presentation, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Dec 15-19th, San Francisco, CA
Bushaw-Newton, K.L. and others. 2001. "Restoration of Manatawny Creek, PA through dam removal." Poster presentation. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting. Feb 11-14, Albuquerque, NM.
Kreeger, D.A., C.M. Gatenby, and D. Raksany. 2001. "Use of transplanted Elliptio complanata as bioindicators of habitat quality." Oral presentation. National Shellfisheries Society. Mar 5-9, Pittsburgh, PA.
Johnson, T.E., J. Pizzuto, J. Egan, K. Bushaw-Newton, D. Hart, J. Lawrence, and E. Lynch. 2001. "The Manatawny Creek dam removal: project overview and geomorphic characteristics". Oral presentation. Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society. June 3-8, LaCrosse, WI
Bushaw-Newton, K.L., J.T. Ashley, A.R. Boettner, J. DeAlteris, P. Kiry, D.A. Kreeger, D. Raksany.;and D.J. Velinsky. 2001. "The Manatawny Creek dam removal: biogeochemical processes and sediment contaminants." Oral presentation. Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society. June 3-8, LaCrosse, WI
Hart, D.D. K. Bushaw-Newton, S. Carney, D. Charles, C. Gatenby, R. Horwitz, D. Kreeger, T. Nightengale, P. Overbeck, J. Perillo, L. Saunders, R. Thomas. 2001. "The Manatawny Creek Dam removal: species and community characteristics." Oral presentation. Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society. June 3-8, LaCrosse, WI
Horwitz, R.J. P. Overbeck, J. Perillo, and K. Bushaw-Newton. 2001. "Effects on fish populations of removal of a dam on Manatawny Creek (Schuylkill River drainage, Pottstown, Pennsylvania)." Oral presentation. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Aug 19-23, Phoenix, A
Hart, D., K. Bushaw-Newton, D. Charles, R. Horwitz, T. Johnson, D. Kreeger, and D.J. Velinsky. 2001. "Dam removal: Challenges and opportunities for ecological research and watershed management." Oral presentation. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 5-10, Madison, WI.
Wilhelm, M., J. Ashley, K. Bushaw-Newton, G. Drames, and D. Velinsky. 2001. "Sedimentary organic contaminants in the Manatawny Creek, PA: Pre and post dam removal assessments." Poster presentation. Annual Meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. November 2001, Baltimore, MD.
Johnson, T., J. Pizzuto, J. Egan, K. Bushaw-Newton, and D. D. Hart. 2002. "The Manatawny Creek dam removal study: Project overview and geomorphic characteristics." Oral presentation. Schuylkill Watershed Congress. March 3-4, Ambler, PA.
Ashley, J., M, Wilhelm, A. Boettner, J. DeAlteris, and D. Velinsky. 2002. "The Manatawny Creek dam removal study: Sedimentary contaminants." Oral presentation. Schuylkill Watershed Congress. March 3-4, Ambler, PA.
Bushaw-Newton, K.L., J. DeAlteris, P. Kiry, D. Kreeger, D. Raksany, and D.J. Velinsky. 2002. "The Manatawny Creek dam removal study: Water quality." Oral presentation. Schuylkill Watershed Congress. March 3-4, Ambler, PA.
Overbeck, P., R. Heacock, K. O’Donnell, and R.J. Horwitz. 2002. "The Manatawny Creek dam removal study: Effects on fishes." Oral presentation. Schuylkill Watershed Congress. March 3-4, Ambler, PA.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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Other Government Links
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Surf your watershed program-Schuylkill River:
American Rivers (http://www.americanrivers.org/) is a national conservation organization that works towards protecting and restoring America’s rivers and promotes river stewardship. Along with Trout Unlimited and Friends of the Earth, American Rivers has written a book about Dam Removal Success Stories that can be downloaded from their web site.
Friends of the River (www.friendsoftheriver.org) is a statewide conservation organization based in California.
National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org) is a national conservation organization that educates and protects the environment.
International River Network (http://www.irn.org/) is an international campaign for river restoration and dam decommissioning. IRN supports local communities working to protect their rivers and watersheds. It works to halt destructive river development projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable methods of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management.
Trout Unlimited (www.tu.org) is a nationwide conservation organization consisting of anglers who promote quality fishing and fisheries.
River Alliance of Wisconsin www.wisconsinrivers.org/) is a statewide citizens advocacy organization for river protection and restoration. Their Small Dams Program has developed "Dam Removal: A Citizen's Guide to Restoring Rivers" based on their extensive experience with dam removal.
The Nature Conservancy (http://www.tnc.org) is an international conservation organization that works toward preserving terrestrial and aquatic habitats. One of the dam removal projects they are studying is on the Neversink River in New York.
Collier, M. R.H. Webb, and J.C. Schmidt. 1996. Dams and rivers: A primer on the downstream effects of dams. U.S. Geological Survey, Tuscon, Arizona, USA.
Petts, G.E. 1984. Impounded Rivers, Perspectives for Ecological Management. New York: John Wiley and Sons
Pringle, C.M. 1997. "Exploring how disturbance is transmitted upstream: Going against the flow." J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc. 16(2) 425-438.