Bridge, dam removal will aid War Eagle flow upstream of Beaver Lake

Removing a low-water bridge and a decaying dam from the War Eagle River will improve water quality and allow fish to move more freely up and down the stream, according to the Beaver Watershed Alliance conservation group.

The alliance is heading up the project, which is a team effort with other agencies, said Becky Roark, alliance executive director. Partners include Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy.

The War Eagle and White rivers are the main tributaries of Beaver Lake. The reservoir is the drinking water source for some 550,000 people in Northwest Arkansas and beyond, Roark noted.

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