Gov. Pat Quinn holds events at Hofmann Dam
Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Schreiner speaks at a State of Illinois and Office of Governor Pat Quinn (to the left of Schreiner) event highlighting dam removal along several Illinois rivers at the Hofmann Dam removal site, Riverside, Ill., Oct. 26, 2012. The purpose of dam removal is to improve water quality and fish habitat and to restore riverine characteristics. "This project is a great feat," Lt. Col. Schreiner said. "We already have 10 new species of fish that have moved up the river. Through partnership, we put a high importance on understanding the needs of the community."

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Photo by: Sarah Gross |  VIRIN: 121030-A-AQ354-001.JPG