"River restoration is a societal goal in the United States. This collection of research articles focuses on our current understanding of the impacts of removing dams and the role of dam removal in the larger context of river restoration. The papers are grouped by topic: (1) assessment of existing dams, strategies to determine impounded legacy sediments, and evaluating whether or not to remove the dam; (2) case studies of the hydrologic, sediment, and ecosystem impacts of recent dam removals; (3) assessment of river restoration by modifying flows or removing dams; and (4) the concept of river restoration in the context of historical changes in river systems"--Provided by publisher. Dam removal: a history of decision points / Laura Wildman -- Engineering considerations for large dam removals / Thomas E. Hepler -- Assessing sedimentation issues within aging flood-control reservoirs / Sean J. Bennett [and others] -- Using ground-penetrating radar to determine the quantity of sediment stored behind the Merrimack Village Dam, Souhegan River, New Hampshire / David J. Santaniello, Noah P. Snyder, and Allen M. Gontz -- Prediction of sediment erosion after dam removal using a one-dimensional model / Blair Greimann -- Sediment management at small dam removal sites / James G. MacBroom and Roy Schiff -- Multiyear assessment of the sedimentological impacts of the removal of the Munroe Falls Dam on the middle Cuyahoga River, Ohio / John A. Peck and Nicholas R. Kasper -- Sediment impacts from the Savage Rapids Dam removal, Rogue River, Oregon / Jennifer A. Bountry, Yong G. Lai, and Timothy J. Randle -- Changes in biotic and habitat indices in response to dam removals in Ohio / Kenneth A. Krieger and Bill Zawiski -- Using airborne remote-sensing imagery to assess flow releases from a dam in order to maximize renaturalization of a regulated gravel-bed river / M.S. Lorang [and others] -- Assessing stream restoration potential of recreational enhancements on an urban stream, Springfield, Ohio / John Ritter [and others] -- Effects of multiple small stock-pond dams in a coastal watershed in central California: implications for removing small dams for restoration / J.L. Florsheim, A. Chin, and A. Nichols -- The shortcomings of "passive" urban river restoration after low-head dam removal, Ottawa River (northwestern Ohio, USA): what the sedimentary record can teach us / J.E. Evans, N. Harris, and L.D. Webb -- The rise and fall of Mid-Atlantic streams: millpond sedimentation, milldam breaching, channel incision, and stream bank erosion / Dorothy Merritts [and others].