Dams and other irrigation diversions can pose a major challenge to healthy stream flows and habitat connectivity in the West. After several years of securing funds and organizing partners, TU’s Wyoming Water Project last week launched a major dam removal project on Spread Creek, a key tributary of the Snake near Jackson, Wyoming. By removing the dam, TU will open up some 50 miles of spawning and rearing habitat to native Snake River cuttthroats. Demolition of the dam went pretty quickly, and the next step will be to build rocks wiers and other stream improvements. We’re working on a video of the project and will be monitoring changes in the habitat — stay tuned for more updates in coming months!