Completed in 2009 for Progress Energy Service Company, LLC, the Buckhorn Dam Removal consisted of the removal of a 1950’s power house, a large wing wall and several other smaller buildings for the safety of the surrounding community. Once all the rubble from the dam was removed and disposed of properly, re-alignment of the main steam of the channel ensued to ensure that the pre-existing sediment that was stored behind the dam was handled properly. Vegetation was installed along the channel and the adjacent riparian zones to assist with rapid establishment of native vegetation. This project was a success by reaching the main goals of restoring the river back to a natural channel that allows fish passage and proper habitat.