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Cooling Trout Rivers in a Warming Climate

Dam removals offer hope for coldwater trout in the face of climate change.

For Bryan Burroughs, dam removals are the key to trout habitat restoration in the face of climate change. They have the potential to cool long stretches of river even more than climate change is expected to warm them over the coming decades.

“Dam removals are incredibly important to us because you not only get fish passage through them, allowing them to move to other areas of the river that they need, but in the Midwest, you get temperature benefits,” said Burroughs, the executive director of Michigan Trout Unlimited.

And he has the charts to prove it.

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