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The Service and partners are helping communities realize a new vision of healthy, safe and connected river systems for people and wildlife.

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Trick question: How long does it take to bring down a dam?

River Riverton Dam being removed on the North Fork Shenandoah River. Credit: Alan Weaver, VDGIF.

Over 1000 miles of river have been re-opened to migratory fish in Virginia in the past decade.