Another strength in which REP has excels is the modification or removal of dams all across the country. While some dams serve important functions for communities, irrigators, and utility companies, many are obsolete. Often these dams create a significant hazard for recreational users and account for a number of accidental drownings in the United States each year. Many communities are looking at ways to either safely remove or replace these deteriorating dams. Our team works to turn these unsightly hazards into recreational amenities. Modifications of dams are an exciting evolution in urban, working rivers. Taking an existing hazard and creating a recreational highlight is becoming an attractive option for forward thinking communities all over North America as seen in REP’s projects in Calgary, Alberta, Springfield, Ohio, and many others.